[CentOS] which programming language for server-side admin tasks

Karanbir Singh mail-lists at karan.org
Wed Jun 17 09:11:46 UTC 2009

On 06/15/2009 06:09 PM, Gary Greene wrote:
> If you're looking for shear speed, C++. However if you're looking for
> ease of programming paradigm with OO ideas, etc, then Ruby or Python. If
> however you want a middle ground, go Perl. It is fairly fast (faster
> than Python and Ruby), and is fairly extensible for talking to the OS.
> Note however Perl's object framework leaves much to be desired from OO
> purists.

I know that there are a *lot* of reasons to run with perl, however if 
you dont already know it - I see *no* reason to learn it as a language 
anymore. You are much better off working with the likes of python ( 
which isnt much slower than perl at most things ) or ruby ( which 
reduces the development time so much that its worth the slightly lower 
performance it has now - but thats also changing )

- KB

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