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The Register: Nokia Prefers Python to Perl for Smartphone Scripting

Jan 27, 2004, 12:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Orlowski)

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"Nokia tells us that Python, not Perl, is the preferred language for scripting on its smartphone platforms. Last week Lee Epting, the VP responsible for developer programs, told us that an internal build of Perl for Series 60 would make its way into the wider world.

"This is still the plan, but in a statement released internally, Nokia says 'Within the context of a relatively new platform, Series 60, one implementation of a technology concept tool will actually involve the evaluation of Python as the scripting language, with the existing potential for Perl to be a strong evaluation candidate in a secondary phased approach...'"

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