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python vs. perl

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Hi I was wondering which was better for doing stuff like, GUI programs, and
gaming, and maybe even network stuff for games? I know python and am learning
c++, but because of ease of use I want to know which is better, because I might
want to drop python and go to perl. Unless Im swayed to stay with
python......AM I missing out on anything by not knowing perl?
Jul 18 '05 #1
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Patio87:
AM I missing out on anything by not knowing perl?


Just Perl. Go ahead, give it a try. See you next week in this group :-)

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René Pijlman
Jul 18 '05 #2

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Patio87 wrote:

Hi I was wondering which was better for doing stuff like, GUI programs, and
gaming, and maybe even network stuff for games? I know python and am learning
c++, but because of ease of use I want to know which is better, because I might
want to drop python and go to perl. Unless Im swayed to stay with
python......AM I missing out on anything by not knowing perl?


Use Google to find what must be dozens of comparisons that have already been
written on this topic. Try keyword combinations like "python perl comparison"
and you'll get more opinions than you're likely to want to read.

-Peter
Jul 18 '05 #3

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In article <40***************@engcorp.com>,
Peter Hansen <pe***@engcorp.com> wrote:
Patio87 wrote:

Hi I was wondering which was better for doing stuff like, GUI

programs, and
gaming, and maybe even network stuff for games? I know python and am learning
c++, but because of ease of use I want to know which is better,

because I might
want to drop python and go to perl. Unless Im swayed to stay with
python......AM I missing out on anything by not knowing perl?


Use Google to find what must be dozens of comparisons that have already been
written on this topic. Try keyword combinations like "python perl comparison"
and you'll get more opinions than you're likely to want to read.

-Peter


While both Perl and Python are indeed roughly comparable in many
ways, and both have active, even vibrant, developer communities,
it's particularly difficult to argue that Perl has significant
advantages in GUI construction or game scripting; those are two
notable domains where Python's lead is clear.
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Cameron Laird <cl****@phaseit.net>
Business: http://www.Phaseit.net
Jul 18 '05 #4

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Cameron Laird wrote:
In article <40***************@engcorp.com>,
Peter Hansen <pe***@engcorp.com> wrote:
Patio87 wrote:
Hi I was wondering which was better for doing stuff like, GUI


programs, and
gaming, and maybe even network stuff for games? I know python and am learning
c++, but because of ease of use I want to know which is better,


because I might
want to drop python and go to perl. Unless Im swayed to stay with
python......AM I missing out on anything by not knowing perl?


Use Google to find what must be dozens of comparisons that have already been
written on this topic. Try keyword combinations like "python perl comparison"
and you'll get more opinions than you're likely to want to read.

-Peter

While both Perl and Python are indeed roughly comparable in many
ways, and both have active, even vibrant, developer communities,
it's particularly difficult to argue that Perl has significant
advantages in GUI construction or game scripting; those are two
notable domains where Python's lead is clear.

Very true. That is one reason I am starting to lean toward Python. Is
Tkinter better than Perl/Tk?
Jul 18 '05 #5

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In article <t7********************@adelphia.com>,
Robert <bo**@linuxmail.org> wrote:
Jul 18 '05 #6

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> I maintain the official FAQ for Perl/Tk--yet I prefer Tkinter.

That is awesome.

- Josiah
Jul 18 '05 #7

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Josiah Carlson wrote:
I maintain the official FAQ for Perl/Tk--yet I prefer Tkinter.


That is awesome.

Making FAQ number one "Hey, what's up with that?" <#include smiley.h>
Jim
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Longhaired freaky people need not apply.
Jul 18 '05 #8

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Patio87 wrote:
Hi I was wondering which was better for doing stuff like, GUI programs, and
gaming, and maybe even network stuff for games? I know python and am learning
c++, but because of ease of use I want to know which is better, because I might
want to drop python and go to perl. Unless Im swayed to stay with
python......AM I missing out on anything by not knowing perl?


Personally, I prefer Python, C#, and C++ (in that order, usually; depends on
what I'm doing, what platforms I want to support, etc.) for programming. I
find Perl hard to read, despite several attempts to dig into the language.

What I _have_ been using Perl for over the last, oh, 7+ years, is complex
search and replace... it makes a fantastic sed replacement.

Over the last 9 years, I've been working mostly in SGML and XML, and having
a killer search/replace tool really makes life easier for tweaking things in
documents.

The SGML and XML processing tools have always been written in Python though.

Right too for the job, YMMV, etc. ;-)

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Chris Herborth ch****@cryptocard.com
Documentation Overlord, CRYPTOCard Corp. http://www.cryptocard.com/
Never send a monster to do the work of an evil scientist.
Jul 18 '05 #9

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