Ken Guest wrote:
> On 31 Jul 2001 12:43:18 +0100, Dale Dunlea wrote:
>>I haven't coded in ages and the only (software) languages I currently
>>know are C/C++.
>>>>I'm planning to write some code to parse a fairly large (and quite
>>poorly structured) text file and then do *very* fancy things with it
>>and then output and optimised version of the text file. So my question
>>is, should I learn perl and do it that way or should I soldier along
>>> you should do neither - learn python and use it's re (regular
> expression) module for string parsing.
I have to concur. Python is just great. Python also has the added
advantage of being a good "web" language, so Python nicely replaces
So in my opinion, C/C++ & shell & Python are the only general
purpose languages you need.
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