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Fri Oct 17 17:00:42 CEST 2008

Sean DiZazzo wrote:
> On Sep 29, 12:44 pm, "Blubaugh, David A." <dbluba... at>
> wrote:
>> Sir,
>> You are absolutely correct.  I was praying to G_d I did not have to
>> slaughter my project's source code in this manner.  However, like life
>> itself, I was given legacy source code (i.e. someone else errors to fix)
>> in Perl.  However, I have just found out that there is a way to import
>> the Perl interpreter within Python!!!  I now believe I can utilize
>> python as the main platform to develop the project upon !!  
>> Thanks,
>> David
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: D'Arcy J.M. Cain [mailto:da... at]
>> Sent: Monday, September 29, 2008 1:32 PM
>> To: Blubaugh, David A.
>> Cc: python-l... at
>> On Mon, 29 Sep 2008 13:16:14 -0400
>> "Blubaugh, David A." <dbluba... at> wrote:
>>> I was wondering if it was possible to have a situation where a
>>> programming project would utilized BOTH python and perl?  Such as
>>> utilizing python for internet programming and then utilize perl for
>>> text processing and systems programming?  Is this even feasible???
>> I don't see why not but I also question if it is a good idea.  Once you
>> have all your objects and low level methods written in Python it just
>> makes sense to re-use them rather than trying to duplicate the
>> functionality in another language.
>> Of course, sometimes we don't have control over our entire environment
>> so yes, you can mix them if you have to.
> Rewrite everything in python.  Save yourself now...while you still
> can.
> ~Sean

Trust me. Sean is absolutely correct. I'm currently in the process of 
converting a large Perl project to Python (and learning Python at the 
same time) and the improvement in code is incredible.  After you learn 
Python, you'll come to despise Perl.

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