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Re: Question about development languages



Humm, ever tried to read a shell script exceeding a few dozens of lines?
Nearly by definition, shell languages are oriented far more toward
interactive use than for even moderately sophisticated programming
tasks (and still more inadequate if the script is not "Use and throw"
but is supposed to be maintained).


On Tue, 2003-11-04 at 14:23, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> 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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