On Tuesday 19 February 2008 08:16:57 Chad Perrin wrote: > On Tue, Feb 19, 2008 at 09:20:47AM -0500, William Bulley wrote: > > According to Tim Daneliuk <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>: > > > Before you go down this road too far, you should take a look at Python > > > as an implementation language. If what you're doing involves text and > > > string manipulation, Python is loaded with good modules that will make > > > your task a snap. Having coded extensively in many assemblers, C, > > > BASIC, ... I now find myself reaching exclusively for Python when > > > writing applications and utilities unless the task at hand must have > > > the performance of native C. Try it ... you'll be shocked how fast > > > your program comes together. > > > > Might the same not be said for Perl? > > Yes . . . and Ruby. I prefer both over Python, for different reasons, > personally.
Gotta laugh at most of this considering that I understand that we tend to favor what we're most familiar with. I've been lazing along for several years since I've gone back to school--sort of. During my last lifetime I was trapped into learning perl and forced myself to get into C++ because much of my work required these languages. Can you guys, or anybody else, point me to some comparison sites for python and ruby? I just found one abandoned freeware suite in ruby that may be just what I'm trying to do. The deal is: do I want to invest months (from 2 to 3) in learning another language/ or port from ruby to C? or take the Java functions and re-write or translate them to C? Still, first thing is to get the algorithm down and tested. -- Gary Kline [EMAIL PROTECTED] www.thought.org Public Service Unix http://jottings.thought.org http://transfinite.thought.org _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"