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Re: Re (tilly) 2: Perl vs Lisp/Java/C/C++

by archen (Pilgrim)
on Sep 11, 2001 at 02:08 UTC ( #111613=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re (tilly) 2: Perl vs Lisp/Java/C/C++
in thread Perl vs Lisp/Java/C/C++

I probably am writing Lisp (and don't get me started on Prologue either) off to easily. I didn't exactly mean how many lines it takes to make a program - although that's a very good point! I meant just a raw count of 500,000 lines. I don't much like Java, but supposidly one of Java's selling points is that it can scale to be extremely large and still be reasonably maintainable. Truth be told I'm not sure I buy into that myself.

Perl and Lisp do have similarities in how cryptic a program can look. But I think the recursive nature in lisp tends to add a degree of compexity, compaired to languages that are a bit more strait foreward.
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[LanX]: my main problem will be to cnvince my colleagues that our productive code is broken oO ... so in the end I will just make a workaround :-/
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[Corion]: LanX: Yes, that's the main problem - you have lots (and lots) of workarounds in various places and stages of the processing, and to clean that mess up requires action across the complete codebase. And it's almost impossible to do it piece-by-piece

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