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Artificial Intelligence Programming in Perl
Why is this? Is Perl not suited for AI applications? Is it too slow? Is Perl OO programming too messy?
LISP got there first and staked a claim on mindshare. That claim has been slowly eroding, but not, seemingly, in favor of Perl. The latest AI stuff I've seen has been in Java. Why? Probably because Java is the OO language of choice in many settings, and the AI crowd moves in a small number of herds.
I once did an AI assignment in COBOL, but that's a different (sick, twisted) story...