Re: pyton & perl
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- Subject: Re: pyton & perl
- From: "Michael P. Soulier" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sun, 1 Apr 2001 16:06:05 -0400
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- In-reply-to: <20010330144526.A3537@animus.fel.iae.nl>; from firstname.lastname@example.org on Fri, Mar 30, 2001 at 02:45:26PM +0200
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On Fri, Mar 30, 2001 at 02:45:26PM +0200, Carel Fellinger wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 30, 2001 at 12:21:46AM -0500, Michael P. Soulier wrote:
> I know people don't like it, that's okee with me, but I don't see how this
> tie's your hands.
Oh, I didn't say this one tied your hands, except for the fact that I find
it more difficult to make my code readable, because I can't just split lines
wherever it's logical to do so.
> Perl allows you to define a var and restrict its use to a single loop
> construct? Indeed a nice feature.
Yup, as does C, C++, Java...
> Personal preferences have a lot to do with what language suits you best.
> And indeed Perl and Python each offer their own set of pecularities that
> easily accounts for people prefering the own over the other.
Certainly. However, I personally find that I like Perl for the same
reasons that I like Unix shells. The syntax might not be simple, or
easy-to-learn, but once you do you're far more productive even thought it
might cost readability for new people.
> Right you are!
> [on the other hand, if everybody was to use Python... ;]
Michael P. Soulier <email@example.com>
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