scripting languages

Jason Van Patten jason at
Mon Nov 8 10:07:57 MST 2010

php was originally written in perl and then recompiled in c in 
subsequent versions so you will probably find the most familiarity with 
perl . That being said the real issue here is your skill as a programmer 
vs how readable you want to force your self to be. If you feel that 
others can read your code easily then perl is a good choice, however if 
you often find others struggling to read your code then python will fix 
that. I personally find that perl handles complex data structures 
easily. Python in my experience takes a little more finessing to get the 
same result.

the short of it is this
python good for team dev/future readers
perl shorter dev time.

Jason P. Van Patten
Website Development
Jason at

On 11/8/2010 9:55 AM, Victor Villa wrote:
>> Why not use PHP, the language you're already fluent in?
> I thought about that, but then though, "When in Rome, do as the Romans do."
> If PHP is a common scripting language for the sys admin world (and
> truthfully speaking, I don't know), then i'd be lucky as I'm already there.
>   But if it isn't, I'd want to go to a language that is an industry standard.
> mj/v
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