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Re: Python or Perl for a Debian maintainance project?

On 21-Feb-04, 03:26 (CST), Andrew Suffield <asuffield@debian.org> wrote: 
> On Thu, Feb 19, 2004 at 06:40:49PM -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
> > Perl's problem is not just There's More Than One Way To Do It, vs.
> > Python's "there's one right way to do it".  It's also that the way of
> > doing some things -- *especially* OOP things -- are kludgy and fragile.
> I have never seen this form of argument in any scenario which was not
> backed up solely by defining "kludgy and fragile" as "that way",
> without justifying why it might be a bad idea.
> It usually just means "I've decided what the answer will be and am now
> going to make the scenario fit that answer".

Andrew, you usually make lots of sense, but to describe Perl's OOP
system as anything except "kludgy and fragile" is wishful thinking.

It's an impressive and clever kludge, and it's probably about as good as
it can be without changing the language to something else and breaking
huge amounts of existing code, but kludge it remains.


Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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