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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