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Re: Question about development languages



On Tue, 4 Nov 2003, Eric S. Raymond wrote:

> Michael K. Johnson <johnsonm redhat com>:
> > Hmm, it's my opinion that anyone able to learn Perl would find Python
> > trivial, but I guess that's just an opinion.  My experience, though,
> > is that I was pretty normal in being able to write maintainable Python
> > code the first day I started learning it -- I've heard the same from
> > lots of other people.
> >
> > The real challenge here is probably not moving from Perl to Python,
> > but rather moving from Tk to GTK.
>
> I've had experience with this kind of migration.  Agreed on both counts.

One thing I found about Python is that it's quite easy to write
Python code on the first day, and it's the best choice for GUI
apps.  But it's by no means a good replacement for sophisticated
shell scripts. (correct me if I'm wrong).




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