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Old 01-25-2011, 07:49 AM   #31
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And to really appreciate Perl, read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Higher-Order_Perl -> http://hop.perl.plover.com/ .
 
Old 01-25-2011, 09:31 AM   #32
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perl - if you like speed and efficiency.
speed will not be a concern for the beginner learning programming. Besides, Python (and Ruby) can be as fast and efficient.
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if you can't read perl code, try VB.
are you trying to say that VB has worse syntax than Perl. ? (yes, its Perl, not perl in this case)

Python higher order 1
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:23 AM   #33
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Take any standards compliant XML parser and run your XML file through it.
+1. If the OP had posted his requirement up front, this would have been suggested immediately. This thread should now be marked as solved.

Last edited by dugan; 01-25-2011 at 10:29 AM. Reason: not be marked as solved -> now be marked as solved
 
Old 01-25-2011, 10:26 AM   #34
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are you trying to say that VB has worse syntax than Perl. ? (yes, its Perl, not perl in this case)

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I love this site: http://anch.org/anchor.html - the guy got pissed off by lack of curly braces in Python.
 
Old 01-25-2011, 06:05 PM   #35
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I love this site: http://anch.org/anchor.html - the guy got pissed off by lack of curly braces in Python.
That's not my business if he gets pissed off or not. Many people are also using Python without curly braces. Why don't everybody get pissed off.?
 
Old 01-25-2011, 06:11 PM   #36
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+1. If the OP had posted his requirement up front, this would have been suggested immediately. This thread should now be marked as solved.
this thread is already solved at post #24
 
  


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