Python vs Perl (w/ PHP) (fwd)
jeff at planetoid.net
Mon Jun 5 19:35:42 CDT 2000
i know that python gets psuedo compiled into something like java byte code, so
you can hide the source. also, i have heard that thread programming might be
better or easier in python.
Bobby Kleemann wrote:
> A friend of mine is looking for some
> knowledge/guidance/experience. Can anyone help?
> _ _ _
> Bobby Kleemann <rkleeman at neta.com>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2000 14:53:48 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Jim Serio <jim at rollercoaster.com>
> Reply-To: linux-ucsd at mib.org
> To: linux-ucsd at mib.org
> Subject: Python vs Perl (w/ PHP)
> Hopefully someone in additon to Bob will have some
> THere's this guy at work that apparently use to
> be an engineer at Infoseek and has a Python background.
> But he now works in Marketing at my company and is
> leading a new project that I am developer on. My
> choice is naturally Perl.
> His role is purely to produce the content where I
> am to produce the scripting to generate that. To
> me there is a fine line. He provides an MRD and I
> provide the solution.
> Unfortunately he keeps pestering me and my supervisor
> about how much better Python is. (I just can't see
> why Python users constantly rip on Perl). I've
> take a defensive to this which is affecting my work.
> I'm definately game for learning a new language if
> my current onoe doesn't offer the same solutions, but
> to a non-Python user, I thought that Perl and Python were
> very similar. I took a look at some of the docs on
> Python's site and it sure does seem that it's the
> same as Perl, although it does force you to adhear
> to stricter syntax. I've also read that it's a
> good beginner language.
> But _WHAT_ are the differences other than that? I can't
> see a darn one. There is a mod_python but it seems to
> be in it's infancy. There is some kind of module/class
> system but it's nowhere near as comprehensive as CPAN.
> In my mind it's be more useful to learn PHP since it's
> compliments Perl more... and has a quiker time to market.
> I even went as far as telling this prick if he wants to
> writ ethe scripts he's welcome to join the engineering
> dept but if he's not than he shouldn't force his beliefs
> down my throat.
> Anyway... has anyone gone through this yet? Any helpful
> insight from both perl/Python/PHP developers would be
> Jim Serio - jim at rollercoaster.com
> Producer, World of Coasters
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