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CNET Builder.com: The Most Elegant Scripting Language You'll Probably Never Use

Aug 22, 1999, 04:31 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dan Shafer)

"I don't use Perl. In fact, I don't do a lot of server-side scripting. But I'm about to, and when I do, it's more likely to be with Python than with Perl. Python is the most elegant, powerful scripting language for the Web that you'll probably never use."

"Those who know me and my programming predilections will hardly bat an eye to find I am not a big fan of Perl for two huge reasons: its lack of object orientation and its sparse (and, for me, unreadable) syntax."

"Python is a fully object-oriented, server-side scripting language with an eminently readable syntax."

"Python is eminently more readable than Perl, at least by convention, and its inherent support for objects sets it apart from the other server-side scripting languages."

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