Perl or Python?
devguy-DaQTI0RpDDMAvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org
Wed Jul 1 23:10:27 UTC 2009
My quest as lead me down the path to also consider Ruby =)
The website states:
"The beauty of Ruby is found in its balance between simplicity and power." - Marc, yes it's a vague statement ;)
More to the point the creator says this:
Initially, Matz looked at other languages to find an ideal syntax. Recalling his search, he said, “I wanted a scripting language that was more powerful than Perl, and more object-oriented than Python3.”
Are there any Ruby fans?
--- On Wed, 7/1/09, Rajinder Yadav <devguy at ymail.com> wrote:
> From: Rajinder Yadav <devguy-DaQTI0RpDDMAvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org>
> Subject: Re: [TLUG]: Perl or Python?
> To: tlug-lxSQFCZeNF4 at public.gmane.org
> Received: Wednesday, July 1, 2009, 6:47 PM
> thanks again for pointing out 0install. I guess I could
> give it a trial run and see how easy it is to create a
> package for CodeBlock that I just got build for my system.
> This C++ IDE had many addition supporting software I needed
> to build. So if I can roll my currently CodeBlock install up
> very easily and install it on a virgin CentOS, that would be
> a good test.
> Kind Regards,
> Rajinder Yadav
> --- On Wed, 7/1/09, Marc Lanctot <lanctot-yfeSBMgouQgsA/PxXw9srA at public.gmane.org>
> > From: Marc Lanctot <lanctot at ualberta..ca>
> > Subject: Re: [TLUG]: Perl or Python?
> > To: tlug-lxSQFCZeNF4 at public.gmane.org
> > Received: Wednesday, July 1, 2009, 5:09 PM
> > On Wed, 1 Jul 2009 12:46:47 -0700
> > (PDT)
> > Rajinder Yadav <devguy-DaQTI0RpDDMAvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > I came across this on the Python page:
> > >
> > > "Because of its more general data types Python
> > applicable to a
> > > much larger problem domain than Awk or even Perl,
> > many things are
> > > at least as easy in Python as in those
> > >
> > > The reason I am asking is if I wanted to write my
> > simple package
> > > manager for the Linux distro I am planning to
> > from scratch I
> > > would like to have a script language to do all
> this in
> > to automate
> > > steps, etc.
> > >
> > > Yes I am well aware there are package managers
> > there for me to
> > > use.
> > You know APT is coded in C++, right? Yum is coded in
> > Python. If it's
> > between Python and Perl, for this particular tool I'd
> > recommend Perl. I
> > could be slightly biased because I find Yum so darn
> slow. I
> > don't know
> > if that's because Python is slower than Perl in
> > though I feel
> > that might be true.
> > By the way, what is your incentive for making yet
> > package
> > manager (yapm?). If you have no good reason to
> reinvent the
> > wheel, I
> > suggest you consider using Zero Install:
> > http://0install.net/
> > http://0install.net/matrix.html
> > I'm still waiting to hear of a distro that uses it as
> > main package
> > manager :)
> > Marc
> > --
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