What do perl lovers like about python?

paddy@panici.net paddy at panici.net
Thu Aug 23 13:47:13 BST 2007

On Wed, Aug 22, 2007 at 06:06:19AM -0700, David Alban wrote:
> [previous thread subject:  turncoat]
> A cow-orker and friend has been trying to get me to learn python for
> years.  I feel like I have all I need with perl, and being busy most
> of the time (like everybody else), my schedule has gotten the best of
> my curiosity.
> I had planned "at some point" to start an email thread in which I
> asked perl programmers who like both perl and python, and who use them
> both, when and why they liked using python.  I figure this is germane
> to the list, because I'm looking for responses from people who like
> perl.  At least three posts in the thread with the previous subject
> cause me to ask now.  I suspect I'm not alone among perl folk who'd be
> interested in the responses.
> "Perl rulz and python sux" responses aren't useful.  I don't need
> anyone to convince me to use perl.  But I am curious as to what
> specifically perl folks might like about python.

I liked the lack of line noise. 

Syntactic minimalism brings with it a mood of tranquililty.

Which was why I couldn't use python.

The colons were driving me nuts :-)


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