Python versus Perl
dieter.vanderelst at ugent.be
Tue Sep 6 19:03:36 CEST 2005
I'm currently comparing Python versus Perl to use in a project that
involved a lot of text processing. I'm trying to determine what the most
efficient language would be for our purposes. I have to admit that,
although I'm very familiar with Python, I'm complete Perl noob (and I
hope to stay one) which is reflected in my questions.
I know that the web offers a lot of resources on Python/Perl
differences. But I couldn't find a satisfying answer to my questions:
1 - How does the speed of execution of Perl compares to that of Python?
2 - Regular Expressions are a valuable tool in text processing. I have
noticed that Regular Expressions are executed very fast in Python. Does
anybody know whether Python executes RE faster than Perl does?
3 - In my opinion Python is very well suited for text processing. Does
Perl have any advantages over Python in the field of textprocessing
(like a larger standard library maybe).
I hope somebody can answer my questions. Of course, every remark and tip
on Python/Perl in texprocessing is most welcome.
With kind regards,
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