betmatt has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I am looking to scrape pages from the web, and process, to put info into databases. I know that Perl does a great job with that. In fact I have used Perl for this purpose before. I want to stick with Perl's regular expression capabilities which I believe to be superior to Python's. However I was wondering if I should consider using both Perl and Python together for a wider set of tasks. I don't need to do complex machine learning while scraping the web. I just want to find comparable products that are for sale. That could be on Twitter, the web sites of small businesses, ebay, trade websites and Facebook. Basically, because of the range of data sources, I might need to use Perl and Python together. Does anyone here have experience with the sort of thing I want to do and do they agree that using both languages might be a good idea?