python vs perl lines of code
john at castleamber.com
Thu May 18 23:12:33 CEST 2006
"akameswaran at gmail.com" <akameswaran at gmail.com> wrote:
> It seems to me the discussion could actually be beneficial. If several
> different coders gave similar responses, ie code line/character count
> comparisons, we might be able to see if there is a trend of any sort -
> the more "anecdotes" given and we start to have trends - or maybe we
What's the point? So you can say: Perl code has on average 1.727 more
lines compared to Python?
What's the point, both are tools. People who use both Perl and Python pick
one to solve a problem because they want to pick what they believe is the
right tool. I doubt that the number of lines is often on their mind.
People who just know either Perl or Python don't care much about such
figures, or so I hope.
> Lastly, Ed - can you post the code? That may be putting your head in
> the lion's mouth so to speak and make the whole thread even worse - and
> your coding style will get shredded by perl advocates... ok nevermind
> don't post it.'
And not by Python advocates?
> Ok I'm going to end with a flamebait - but I would posit, ALL OTHER
> THINGS BEING EQUAL - that a smaller number of characters and lines in
> code is more maintainable than larger number of characters and lines in
> the code.
And I think that's why a lot of people posted very negative, in the hope
that people would not be tempted to make the above very dumb statement.
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