is perl better?

Peter Hansen peter at
Fri Mar 5 16:24:37 CET 2004

jon c wrote:

> some idoit wrote a perl script that executes a java program using the 
> system command.
> All seemed fine, except when I run I find that the character string is 
> too long?
> the identical command can be run by perls system call.
> why does perl work and not python?

Post code samples, so people have a clue what you are talking about.
How long is the character string?  How long is the command line limit on 
the operating system you are using?


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