Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Sep 2010 14:59 UTC
General Development Python programmers shouldn't get too smug. While many people agree that Python is designed in a way that makes it a highly readable language, there can still be problems with legacy, untested Python code too. Porting legacy Perl to Python can be a daunting task. In this article, learn some of the theory behind dealing with legacy code, including what not to do.
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RE: A bit disappointed
by Mark Williamson on Sat 11th Sep 2010 19:17 UTC in reply to "A bit disappointed"
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Yeah, I thought that too. Though it's nice (and amusing) to learn that it's possible to instantiate a Perl interpreter within Python, I'll remember that one...

It ought, by rights, to be possible to implement Perl using PyPy's JIT generator - that would be a potentially valid reason for writing a Perl implementation in (R)Python...

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