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Re: Perl VS Python

by strredwolf (Chaplain)
on Aug 05, 2001 at 10:28 UTC ( #102302=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl VS Python

Scrapping the programming aside, let's check out the O'Reilly books:

Programming Perl: Even in it's second edition, you could program almost anything, including Internet interactivity. It told you everything, and was a traditional manual.

Programming Python: Gives you an extended diatribe on why Python is good for the body, the mind, and the soul, tells you the basics, and leaves everything else to another book altogether... which is kinda disappointing. In effect, it's C++ programming in a different format.

If I would compare the two, I would say the Python book is equal to Learning Perl (the Llama book) than the Camel book.

I'm willing to sell my copy the Python book for half price!!!


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[holli]: Corion is well off. I am sure there is a script of his running in the frankfurt banking data center, diligently mining bitcoins ;-)
[Corion]: holli: Hahaha :-D
[choroba]: When working at a bank, we had a colleague who entered mining early enough to have lots of bitcoins. He used to say "I go to work just because I'm too bored at home."
[Corion]: choroba: Aah, no, I do it because of the money :)
[choroba]: And when asked "How are you?" in the morning, his reply was usually "I don't know, haven't checked the bitcoin rates yet."

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