Perl or Python?
devguy-DaQTI0RpDDMAvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org
Sun Jul 5 22:16:32 UTC 2009
--- On Sun, 7/5/09, Marc Lanctot <lanctot-yfeSBMgouQgsA/PxXw9srA at public.gmane.org> wrote:
> From: Marc Lanctot <lanctot-yfeSBMgouQgsA/PxXw9srA at public.gmane.org>
> Subject: Re: [TLUG]: Perl or Python?
> To: tlug-lxSQFCZeNF4 at public.gmane.org
> Received: Sunday, July 5, 2009, 4:34 PM
> On Thu, 2 Jul 2009 14:35:47 -0400
> lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at public.gmane.org
> (Lennart Sorensen) wrote:
> > On Wed, Jul 01, 2009 at 04:57:53PM -0400, Marc Lanctot
> > > Python is still a high-level scripting language,
> but higher than
> > > Perl is. Python is more like Java, really. It is
> a full-fledged
> > > language in the sense that it comes with a
> standard library,
> > > enforces stronger syntax requirements, etc. etc..
> > That's a mean thing to say about python. Unlike
> java, python is
> > actually useful and doesn't make you go insane trying
> to run it on
> > other systems, and python has decent performance.
> You're going to have to do a fair bit of convincing to get
> anyone to
> believe you that "Java is not useful". Specifically, oh,
> say 20% (the
> highest proportion) of the programmers out there .
> It's very hard to make a general comparison on performance
> between these
> two languages; it depends on the specific task at hand,
> JVM/Python interpreter implementation, and the specific
> There's wayyyy too much variance. If you could point to
> evidence, I would be inclined to look into it. I doubt
> anybody would
> ever spend effort on that, though, because /that/ is
> useless -- if
> anybody ever has to make the Python vs. Java decision, it
> will depend
> highly on what they're using the language for.
>  http://www.tiobe.com/index.php/content/paperinfo/tpci/index.html
And I thought there was only bad blood between C++ and Java developers ;)
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