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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by tinman (2063) on 2004.06.17 20:07 (#31654) Journal

    That implies that all languages with automatic memory management are equal. And if you program in more than one, you would still have an opinion on how much more productive you are in one or the other.. take Perl and Python, for instance. Or even Java.

    I think that is too simplistic a view, possibly. Automated memory management is one of a (mid sized) laundry list of features that one should (or could) use to decide on suitability and productivity. You get minus points for some classes of tasks (managing memory when you want to focus on grepping and bulk renaming an arbitrary list of files is a minus mark). In the same way, that same aspect could be positive (for an embedded system, managing memory is key. I'd take C or C++ over Perl/Java/Python and friends, simply for the greater control over memory allocation).