In one of my previous blogs on Perl and Python, I stated that according to some online sources, Perl is the better choice for compatibility with other programming languages such C++. The sources also mentioned that while Perl can do everything Python can, the same cannot necessarily be said for Python.
According to Kurt, this is not true. As an avid Python user (and Perl too I believe, not sure), he says that Python can certainly do everything Perl can, and it is definitely compatible with other languages. Python can also apparently export into an ArcGIS format, something that I find really cool - sigh, i really do have an inner-geek.
So far, Python is definitely in the lead!