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Old 06-12-2005, 07:19 AM   #1
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Python or Perl?

Hello to everyone!

I want to start learning another programming language. I thought lerning Perl or Python. What do you think, which is better? Pro's and con's?


Old 06-12-2005, 08:03 AM   #2
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Perl is strong (probably stronger), but Python is so much easier and programmer friendly. And if you are just beginning to programm in a new language, you won't miss all the complex features the other is providing (hell, you might never use them).

I'd go for Python (have gone a month ago, got probably a day or two of programming and have to say I love it. So well structured and very easy. I have created a script that indexes a given directory and all files in it's subdirectories. And a search engine to search where a given file is. It took only some 10 lines of code to acomplish )
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Another vote for python...Nice syntax, small language (fewer keywords and oddities than perl), and extensive standard library.


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