Web Crawler - Python or Perl?

Stefan Behnel stefan_ml at behnel.de
Tue Jun 10 20:57:08 CEST 2008


disappearedng at gmail.com wrote:
> As to why as opposed to what, I am attempting to build a search engine
> right now that plans to crawl not just html but other things too.
> 
> I am open to learning, and I don't want to learn anything that doesn't
> really contribute to building my search engine for the moment. Hence I
> want to see whether learning PERL will be helpful to the later parts
> of my search engine.

I honestly don't think there's anything useful in Perl that you can't do in
Python. There's tons of ugly ways to write unreadable code, though, so if you
prefer that, that's something that's harder to do in Python.

Stefan



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