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Developer Shed: Writing CGI Programs in Python

Aug 27, 1999, 00:10 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Preston Landers)

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"Python is a powerful, free, open source, general purpose, interpreted programming language. Python runs on a wide variety of platforms including Linux..."

"Python is roughly comparable to Perl or Java, though it has several significant strengths (and a few disadvantages) over each. Python makes it very easy to write clean, maintainable, and powerful programs for a variety of tasks with minimum hassle."

"... an old-time Perl hacker will usually tell you that Perl really shines in one-person 'quickie' jobs that will never have to be maintained by another human being. The combination of Perl's line-noise-like syntax and "There's More Than One Way To Do It" philosophy often results in an unmaintainable mess of a program."

"... if you are starting a brand new web application, you should consider Python and its "There Should Be One Obvious Way To Do It" philosophy.

"Python has a much cleaner syntax than most languages and object orientation is built right into the core."

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