is perl better?

Dave Brueck dave at
Fri Mar 5 16:26:29 CET 2004

jon wrote:
> Ok, so here's the deal.
> some idoit wrote a perl script that executes a java program using the system
> command.
> the operating system was windows
> I decided to port the evil perl to lovely python.
> All seemed fine, except when I run I find that the character string is too
> long?
> (a very long class path is parsed to the java executable)
> the identical command can be run by perls system call.
> why does perl work and not python?

Don't worry - it was just a simple typo in your code on line 7.


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