Interestingly the Perl interpreter is written in C which is in essence a subset of C++ so whatever you can do in Perl you can also do in C and in C++. Actually all three languages are Turing complete so they can all do anything any of the others can do, at least in principle.
At the end of the day this sort of debate is silly because the different languages are designed for different purposes. At best you can say that for some particular problem or application domain one or other of the languages is better suited. There is however no overall "best" language.
Perl reduces RSI
- it saves typing
Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
Please read these before you post! —
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
Outside of code tags, you may need to use entities for some characters:
- a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
| & || & |
| < || < |
| > || > |
| [ || [ |
| ] || ] ||