[Novalug] Best programming language for "munging?" Not Perl? Ruby? Python?
wayned at panix.com
Thu Oct 29 20:54:11 EDT 2009
> On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 10:31:53AM -0400, Paul D. Bain wrote:
>> My question is this: If Perl is deficient in some
>> respects, then which language is now best for "munging,"
>> the transforming of messy input into cleaner, culled
>> data? In yesteryear, Perl held this distinction -- does
>> it still?
> OK, no surprise to those who know me at all, but I
> like Tcl/Tk for this.
I used and developed with Tcl/Tk for years. I thought Tcl/Tk
was great. It let me develop usable interfaces with drop
down boxes, selection lists, graphs, etc. with a fairly
straight forward language, some weirdness were the Tcl parts
need to talk to the graphics stuff. I'm still looking for
something that approaches the flexibility of Tcl/Tk (I
could code on my Win98 system and it would work on Sun Solaris
system). Does Python or Ruby approach the flexibility to
construct user interfaces, etc.
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