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Re: Python or Perl for a Debian maintainance project?

Hi, Andrew Suffield wrote:

>> I know, Perl's very mantra is that there's more than one way to do it
>> and now my part of the program and yours need to work together. Ugh.
> "Oops, we forgot to agree on an API before we started".
"We" being the designer of the language, IMHO.

> That's even stupider, and it's still your fault.
> [...]
> It appears that the problem is simply that you don't know how to use the
> features it does offer, and therefore assume it does not.

I'm going to drop this discussion (to use the word loosely) at this point.
It's no longer helpful to anybody.

I'd like to note in conclusion that the way Python does objects, or files,
or error handling, or ..., maps rather well to the way I think.

Perl's ways don't, mostly, for larger programs.[*]

IMHO that's one of the more important guidelines for choosing 'your'
programming language.

* I tend to react somewhat strongly to the implication that I must not
know how to make Perl jump through round hoops, just because the ones it
does have built in all have a varying number of angles.  :-/

Matthias Urlichs

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