[Gllug] Perl Question - Spam Filter for NMS Form Mail

- Tethys tethys at gmail.com
Fri Feb 13 11:54:04 UTC 2009

On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 11:39 AM, Daniel P. Berrange <dan at berrange.com> wrote:

> I really like the rapid development benefits oflanguages like   Perl or
> Python, but especially for GUI apps which are hard to do automated testing
> for, I wouldn't use either again for any non-trivial GUI app. Unfortuantely
> the alternatives are things like C, C++ or Java[1], each with their own
> limitations, but on balance I'd use any of them for GUI apps over Python
> or Perl

Heh. I hadn't got this message at the time I sent my last one. Nor had
I even considered your preferred languages. You couldn't persuade me to
touch Java with a very, very long bargepole. C is my favourite language
of all time, and is likely to remain so. But for an app like virt-manager,
the development time advantages would almost certainly sway me to python,
even with the "find bugs at runtime" problems. I'm surprised to see anyone
advocating the opposite view.

> [1] Yes, Richard will shortly mention OCaml :-)

I did, however, predict that :-)


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wrong tool for every job. -- Bruce Eckel
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