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Re^3: Why Perl?

by Your Mother (Chancellor)
on Jul 18, 2013 at 18:18 UTC ( #1045145=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Why Perl?
in thread Why Perl?

I’m sorry if that was too Internetese. The joke is -> Q: Why? A: Because f*** you Java, that’s why.

You are completely right that it’s all just a collection of tools and some have more complete libraries for a given task than others. What follows is nothing but a G thang my take.

PHP is fine as long as I don’t accidentally fall in one its manifold sink holes.

I could learn to enjoy Python and restrain my design instincts enough to not flinch when I have to look at it.

I could learn to love Ruby and forgive it for some of its troubling side cars.

I could be intimidated enough by Lisp to get good at it in defense of my own IQ and self-esteem.

Et cetera…

I would rather work retail during the holidays than work with Java full time. I realize it has the best libraries for quite a few things and I use some of them. I would rather rewrite or port any given library from scratch than be stuck using it as anything other than a black box.

You got good real advice from others though. :P

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