FAQ 1.9 How does Perl compare with other languages like Java, Python, REXX, Scheme, or Tcl?



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1.9: How does Perl compare with other languages like Java, Python, REXX, Scheme, or Tcl?

Favorably in some areas, unfavorably in others. Precisely which areas
are good and bad is often a personal choice, so asking this question on
Usenet runs a strong risk of starting an unproductive Holy War.

Probably the best thing to do is try to write equivalent code to do a
set of tasks. These languages have their own newsgroups in which you can
learn about (but hopefully not argue about) them.

Some comparison documents can be found at
http://www.perl.com/doc/FMTEYEWTK/versus/ if you really can't stop
yourself.



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