Perl vs Python vs Ruby

Steve Prior sprior at
Sat Feb 7 08:13:12 PST 2009

Adrian Fisher wrote:
> Hello all :)
> Do any of you know why Perl was chosen for LFS instead of either Python 
> or Ruby?

 From an interview on Slashdot with Rob Pike:

One tool for one job? - by sczimme
Given the nature of current operating systems and applications, do you think the 
idea of "one tool doing one job well" has been abandoned? If so, do you think a 
return to this model would help bring some innovation back to software development?

(It's easier to toss a small, single-purpose app and start over than it is to 
toss a large, feature-laden app and start over.)

Those days are dead and gone and the eulogy was delivered by Perl.

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