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I’m a Python developer but I started coding Perl full time since a little bit more than a year. It’s true that Python has many quirks. That happens with any language that is more than 20 years old. But I...
jjolla888 commented on
On the relative readability of Perl and Python
All languages suck. I have only come across one syntax that I mostly like (unfortunately you cant do much with that particular one).
So Perl v Python arguments centered around syntax are somewhat irrelevant. You will find godawful things in both of them.
For me, the only things that matter are:
(i) lots of powerful libraries (ii) good documentation (iii) helpful communities (iv) speed [for some things]
My main toolkit is made up of Perl, Python, Go, and C.
Perl nails (i), (ii), and (iii). It is the super-glue that allows me to write small prog…
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