Perl or Python?

Rajinder Yadav devguy-DaQTI0RpDDMAvxtiuMwx3w at
Wed Jul 1 19:41:12 UTC 2009

I am considering investing some time learning a script language to automate stuff etc.

Has anyone here used both/either perl and python? I would like to get their feel on which is better for writing powerful yet simple scripts? I am a C++ developer so I don't need to learn about programming, just want to know which of the two script is really easy to pick up and has all the module support I could ever need?

I assume python was designed to be object-oriented from the start and thus would lend to clean OO coding. Can python do everything perl can in terms of text manipulation and extraction?

comments, feedback welcome.

Kind Regards,
Rajinder Yadav

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