|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
Re: How has Perl affected you?by zentara (Archbishop)
|on Aug 12, 2017 at 22:26 UTC||Need Help??|
Ever since the Rexx days of OS2, I was looking for that perfect, easy to use, intuitive interface to my computer and the internet. Rexx died but along came Perl. I will think like a Perl5'er until I die, because Perl5 hits the nail right on the head, when it comes to making file processing, running programs, etc etc possible, because it has correct intuition in how to think like a computer running C. If I live long enough, I will be in the old Perl5'er's survivor's group, still answering questions on something I'm still familiar with.
My only lament, is that Perl5 and all the associated cpan stuff is not available on Android. :-(
I just think of the apps I could make with a simple Tk interface and network access.
But that is the greatest thing Perl has probably taught me, is that the computer industry is about making money and controlling all the software out there. Perl's TIMTOWTDI approach, dosn't sit well with their controlling nature.
And even with all the ballywho over how much easier Python is than Perl, I tried python and it's a bloody mess. Version 2.7 or 3.4 or 3.7 ..... oops your package manager dosn't match the Python version etc etc etc.
Perl just works. If you find the way. Like they say: It's the swiss army knife of computer toolkits.
I'm not really a human, but I play one on earth. ..... an animated JAPH