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Re: gEDA-user: Task list for: Solving the light/heavy symbol problem

On 26 May 2011 19:52, Andrew Poelstra <asp11@xxxxxx> wrote:
> Although Perl is probably better for string-handling, I think
> Python would be a better choice. It "feels" a lot more like a
> Lisp and quite a bit more well-known these days.

+1 for Python from me, even though until very recently I was a Tcl bigot.

As an example, it's been at the heart of Blender since the 2.5 rewrite
and it works very well indeed. It can be used to write in a functional
(to a certain extent) style as well as imperative and object-oriented
styles, and the string handling in the standard library is very

If there's a prototype/proof-of-principle that needs to be written in
Python, I'd be happy to contribute. If it's to be done in Perl, I'm
washing my hair that month ;)


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