Linked by Ritesh Kumar on Thu 13th May 2004 19:31 UTC
General Development In recent years "scripting languages" are becoming a path which is a must go for rapid application development. The open source community has seen many scripting language implementations. Some really popular and good ones available are perl and python.
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blahblah: want a Python-enhanced command line?
http://ipython.scipy.org/

CitizenKane: the major difference between Ruby and Python is style. If you spend a few minutes perusing both main sites and compare syntax, you'll discover that they have a large portion of syntax in common, likely due to the fact that Yukihiro Matsumoto knew Python before starting in on Ruby. Seems he was dissatisfied with Python's OO syntax, and the toy-like nature of Perl back in '93.
http://www.ruby-talk.org/blade/00382

On the most part syntactically, Perl + Python -> Ruby.

Oh, and Python doesn't aspire to be a "scripting language", when it is a general-purpose programming language that can used for scripting (exemplified by the fact that you need to import a module to execute external processes).