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Re: Re: Arguments needed for comparision between Perl, ASP and Java

by Ovid (Cardinal)
on Nov 10, 2003 at 16:41 UTC ( #305911=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Arguments needed for comparision between Perl, ASP and Java
in thread Arguments needed for comparision between Perl, ASP and Java

Those are perfect examples of the difference in philosophy between Perl and many other languages. Common things should be as simple as possible. I've always had fun with those whose Java is a little shaky by asking them them to write the code for opening and writing to a file without looking up the syntax. It's surprising how many people blow it.

Now how many people have the same problem in Perl?

Cheers,
Ovid

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Re: Re: Re: Arguments needed for comparision between Perl, ASP and Java
by podian (Scribe) on Nov 10, 2003 at 20:58 UTC
    I would say that each language is better for something (even though a problem can be solved in any language).
    Also, one advantage in Perl is that it can be modified on the fly.
    Say for example, if it is written in Java, you would have shipped the class files to your client. If there is a bug and you want to fix it at site (not that you will be allowed to do it in all cases), you can't do it. You have to check it out from your repository, make changes, compile, build and ship the class files to the client site in order to fix the bug.
    If it is written in perl, you just edit it, make changes, and run it!

    Also if you know several languages, you could look at the problem and say "language Y is probably the best candidate for this problem"

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