Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
We don't bite newbies here... much

comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

My entire experience using python consists of reading a few online tutorials and writing a couple "Hello, World!" level scripts. In compliance with your warning, I will not comment on the technical aspects of Perl vs Python (feel free to flame me anyways though :)

What I will comment on is the style in which you asked this question.

First of all, your post focused purely on why Python was better than Perl. Your bias was very obvious from the beginning and you failed to mention any area where Perl had an advantage. A good argument will show the strengths and weaknesses of both sides, not the strengths of one and the weaknesses of another.

Secondly, your argument focused mostly on very minor syntax differences. Saving keystrokes is not a huge issue. If you truly feel that Python is a superior language you should have at the very least written more about how you believe it scales better for larger products, given more in-depth examples of how development time is faster, and provided some benchmarks.

Thirdly, the language in your post was very argumentative. Read the last three paragraphs of your post again. They have a very condescending tone, insult the intelligence of the reader, and to top it all off you end them with You Will Be Flamed. This doesn't exactly provide the best environment for a reasonable discussion.

I alway look for the best tool for the job and enjoy reading comparisons between languages, However, your post has taught me nothing about Python that I didn't already know. I encourage you to take these points into consideration and post a more educational node in the future.

In reply to Re: Perl vs. Python: Looking at the Code by cjf
in thread Perl vs. Python: Looking at the Code by mothra

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":

  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
  • 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:
    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
  • You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    and the web crawler heard nothing...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others imbibing at the Monastery: (6)
    As of 2019-10-19 21:51 GMT
    Find Nodes?
      Voting Booth?