2011-08-07

Emacs Lisp vs Perl: Redux

Emacs Lisp vs Perl: Redux. Which Do You Prefer?

I wrote this article: Text Processing: Emacs Lisp vs Perl. Today, some discussion happend on google's g+ social networking site, and Randal L Schwartz made the comment that he actually prefer Perl over Emacs Lisp for text processing. See the discussion at Source plus.google.com

Note: Randal is a well known expert in Perl, co-author of Perl (1st edition) and Learning Perl, and also has written at least one elisp package in GNU Emacs (a pretty printer for elisp at 〔lisp/emacs-lisp/pp.el〕)

So, if you are fluent in using both Perl and Emacs Lisp for TEXT PROCESSING, which one do you prefer? and why? (For this purpose, Perl here can mean any of Python, Ruby, Scheme.)

Comment or vote (upper right) at: http://xahlee.blogspot.com/2011/08/emacs-lisp-vs-perl-redux.html. Result will be posted here in a week.

2011-09-03 Here's result:

If you are fluent in using both Perl and Emacs Lisp for TEXT PROCESSING, which one do you prefer? (Perl here can be any of Python, Ruby, Scheme.)