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Clutching at its Perl 6, developer community ponders language name with less baggage

Charlie Clark Silver badge

Re: Why exactly is Perl any worse than Python?

Languages are not all me too. They're generally written as a response to different problems.

There are lots of good comparisons of the two languages, highlighting the pros and cons of each, but at the end of the day it largely comes down to personal preference but C definitely isn't the answer for everyone's problems. While at the silicon level computers haven't changed, at the user level they have. For decades now we've had people needing to program as part of their day job and they simply don't have the education or aptitude to be able to use something like C correctly. But that doesn't mean that they can't write perfectly reasonable code in something else that internally relies on C.

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