Re: Python or Perl for a Debian maintainance project?
Hi, Andrew Pollock wrote:
> I'm firing up an Alioth project to make an Enterprise grade central
> management interface (ala the Red Hat Network) for Debian, and I'm
> wondering whether to do it in Perl (which I know) or Python (which I do
> not, but wouldn't mind a good excuse to learn).
FWIW, and at the risk of starting a my-scripting-language-is-better-
My main reason for this statement, entirely subjective but based on
Every error whatsoever throws an exception. That's far better from a
quality POV than to check the error return of _every_single_statement_,
because (a) nobody actually programs that way, and (b) if you actually do
program that way your code will be twice as long and ten times as
Check out ESR's experience, it pretty much matches mine.
YMMV, and all that.