Re: pyton & perl
On Thu, Mar 29, 2001 at 02:37:18PM -0500, Michael Soulier wrote:
| On Thu, Mar 29, 2001 at 06:32:29PM +0200, Alexis Roda wrote:
| > > Python is very OO while perl follows the more procedural traditions of
| > > it's ancestors , sed awk sh and C.
| > Perl allows one to write both procedural and OO programs. Perl OO model
| > is very simple, flexible and powerful.
| It amazes me how people keep pitting languages against each other like
| some kind of religious war. Use the right tool to accomplish your task people.
| The rest is irrelevant.
It is good to use the right tool for the task, but too often people
are required to use one tool or another for various reasons. In such
a case, if you can show that your favorite tool is the best, then you
will be happier than using a different tool.
| In the long run, if you have a good group of coders, then languages that
| assume the coder is a moron (Python, Java, Eiffel...) do nothing but tie one's
| hands, IMHO. Hence the attraction of C, Perl, that let you do anything.
I agree, except for including Python in the school-marm category of
languages. About the only thing you can't do in python (besides stomp
over random sections of memory without first making a C extension to
do it for you) is indent badly. My coop job right now is doing java
work. I find it very frustrating/annoying at how much extra junk I
have to type just to make the thing compile.
PS. If I'm forgetting something, don't hesitate to wake me up and
remind me <0.5 wink>