Eric S. Raymond esr at thyrsus.com
Mon Mar 28 20:20:55 UTC 2016

Hal Murray <hmurray at megapathdsl.net>:
> It's written in perl.  I don't know anything about perl nor do I have any 
> desire to learn.

Nor would I advise it.  Python has the same application range and scores
quite a bit higher on the readable-six-months-later scale.

If you're going to learn a new language for this sort of job Python
doesn't really have any effective competition at this point, though
Ruby gave it a gallant try for a couple years recently and deserves some
continuing respect.
		<a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/">Eric S. Raymond</a>

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