[Omaha.pm] Perl, Python, Ruby or PHP ...
dthacker9 at cox.net
Wed Feb 28 11:25:23 PST 2007
On Saturday 24 February 2007 14:08, Robert Fulkerson wrote:
> Greetings All!
> UNO would like to create a two-course sequence of web-related
> programming. We currently have my course, which is taught in Perl and
> another course that covers similar content but doesn't require any previous
> programming experience that is taught in Python. Essentially, we're going
> use the current Python course as the intro course and then my course as the
> advanced course. We're going to standardize on one language, however, and
> Perl, Ruby and Python (and heck, even PHP) are all candidates. The two
> languages at the top of the heap are Perl and Python, since work has
> already been done in both languages, thus reducing the amount of work to
> create the two-course sequence. I, of course, want the language to be Perl
> and have my own set of reasons, but I thought I'd cast a wide net out to
> everyone for ideas that I can bring to the table on Tuesday.
> So, fire away. Why should we continue to teach Perl instead of Python
> at UNO? Other than the fact that it's the coolest language ever? :)
Perl has done some very heavy lifting in the Web app world. Python is gaining
favor among the admin community:
One Laptop Per Child-OS and GUI written in python
Ubuntu Linux-All scripting done in python.
Since the course is for the Web, I'd vote for perl.
> -- b
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