So Tyler says to me, he says:
I went to the Nashville PHP group last night. The conversation turned to which languages are on the rise, and I threw Python into the mix. Problem is, I had very little ammo to arm myself with. Got a list of bullet points as to why Python is better?
Well, yes and no.
In terms of functionality, there’s very little difference between Perl 5, Python, PHP and Ruby. The reasons to choose one over the other are typically very domain-specific (hence subtle and of little use when fighting religious wars): Perl 5 makes text munging simple by having, e.g., regular expressions as first-class citizens; PHP makes web applications more natural because, well, that’s …
25 Jan 2016