[TAG] Scripting languages compared
ben at callahans.org
Sun Jun 13 18:54:58 MSD 2004
On Sun, Jun 13, 2004 at 08:34:47AM +0100, Jimmy O'Regan wrote:
> sh wins, closely followed by Perl and Ruby.
Well, he's wrong about "sh" not having a debugger, particularly since
he's using Bash; "-x" certainly fits the bill. Step-by-step execution,
no, but I think that would go under "full interpreter in debugger".
As to his length comparisons for different programs - certainly in
regard to Perl - he had me cracking up. E.g., the Perl entry for 'env'
has his actual home directory name spelled out...
The rest of it, I'm afraid, demonstrates his lack of knowledge of the
several languages I can vouch for rather than being an accurate
comparison of any sort (he did mostly OK with "sh", though. :)
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