l i n u x - u s e r s - g r o u p - o f - d a v i s
Next Meeting:
July 7: Social gathering
Next Installfest:
Latest News:
Jun. 14: June LUGOD meeting cancelled
Page last updated:
2002 Jul 19 23:17

The following is an archive of a post made to our 'vox-tech mailing list' by one of its subscribers.

Report this post as spam:

(Enter your email address)
Re: [vox-tech] hold on to your hats - perl vs python
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [vox-tech] hold on to your hats - perl vs python

On Fri, Jul 19, 2002 at 04:38:12PM -0700, Micah Cowan wrote:

> Also, not very powerful, IMO. Great in combination with shell scripts,
> tho'.
>  > It's yet one more great Unix
>  > tool for manipulating text and the odd system-admin
>  > chore. It's been around alot longer than Ruby or Python
>  > (maybe even longer than Perl), which is a plus.
> Definitely longer than Perl - Perl gets many of its great ideas from
> awk. I tend to think of Perl as awk on steroids.
> But why is "been around longer" a plus?

Because generally languages that have been around for a
while get faster, less buggy and better documented.
There are exceptions: consider C++, now 20 years old,
yet the core language and the support environment are
going through dramatic changes. 

Chuck Polisher

X Windows. It could be worse, but it'll take time.
vox-tech mailing list

LUGOD Group on LinkedIn
Sign up for LUGOD event announcements
Your email address:
LUGOD Group on Facebook
'Like' LUGOD on Facebook:

Hosting provided by:
Sunset Systems
Sunset Systems offers preconfigured Linux systems, remote system administration and custom software development.

LUGOD: Linux Users' Group of Davis
PO Box 2082, Davis, CA 95617
Contact Us

LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
based in Davis, California
and serving the Sacramento area.
"Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Sponsored in part by:
EDGE Tech Corp.
For donating some give-aways for our meetings.