yet another python vs perl post

Posted by Chris on November 29th, 1999 filed in programming

“Oh yeah, perl can do that without adding a library. Stuff’s just built in”

Perl: “here’s a chainsaw, use it however you want”

Python: “You’ll use this bowie knife exactly how I tell you to, asshole”

Actually, there are more that just came up not long ago. There’s a monitoring system built in python that we’re using. In a perl system, it’s usually easy to add or remove things – it’s stored in a database or flat file of some arbritary format. For this, though, you *have* to use the python interface. Ugh. “Why would you want to use anything else”???

Now *that’s* python vs perl.

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