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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Perl vs. Python: Looking at the Code

by buckaduck (Chaplain)
on Apr 03, 2002 at 20:26 UTC ( #156429=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Re: Re: Perl vs. Python: Looking at the Code
in thread Perl vs. Python: Looking at the Code

We weren't talking about array concatenation, but if that's what you want to do:
array = array + list
I could do the same with Perl:
@array = (@array, @list);
But I don't see how that helps your case. Perl's push is shorter than either of these:
push @array,@list;
And Python's append() would also be shorter:
array.append(list)

But from your previous comment I presume that append() will not accept a list as a parameter. I think I probably want extend() for that last example.

Of course, the length comparisons vary, depending on your variable names and your willingness to sacrifice legibility. But I don't think that's an argument that anybody wants to make.

Slightly offtopic: I'm just amazed that Python allows more than one way to do something. I thought that was supposed to be evil or something...

buckaduck

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