is perl better?

jon c jon_couchman at
Fri Mar 5 15:55:40 CET 2004

Ok, so here's the deal.

some idoit wrote a perl script that executes a java program using the system 

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 

(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?

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