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Perl VS. Python

screwy

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Both are said to be simple, powerful, and easy to learn. Which do you prefer?

Now, I'm just in the beginner/learning phase of programming in general, and I chose Python, as I heard it was a good place to start. Now, I haven't expermiented much with Perl, so I don't really have much of a stance in the comparison of both.
 

Jung

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Programming is all about using the right tool for the job. If you want a general programming language with good GUI libraries and such, Python will better suit your needs. If you want to do web development or general scripting, then go for Perl.

Personally, I think you'll learn more about OO from Python than Perl, as it was designed from the ground up with that in mind.
 

screwy

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Yeah, I just started. Right now, I'm working on default arguement values. I know, real simple stuff, but I gotta learn it somewhere. I want to learn C next, as it seems to be a pretty useful language to know if you're running any UNIX-based system.