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Re: Re: Re: Re: Perl 6 release date

by Sweeper (Pilgrim)
on Oct 11, 2002 at 05:41 UTC ( #204417=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Re: Perl 6 release date
in thread Perl 6 release date

Oh, yeah, I was disappointed that they didn't have Aztec, Mayan, or Incan dates. That's why I'll write one, if for no other reason.

You can have Mayan dates in CPAN (and Discordian and Hobbit, too). On 2003-02-03, my .profile script will print:

Today is Quintidi 15 Pluvi˘se CCXI, jour de la vache
Hebrew: 5763 Adar 1
Maya: long 12.19.9.17.9, Tzolkin 7 Muluc, Haab 2 Pax
Prickle Prickle, Chaos 34 YOLD 3169
Today is Mersday 12 Solmath 7467
Thanks to: http://search.cpan.org/author/ABIGAIL/Date_Maya-1.1/
http://search.cpan.org/author/RBOW/Date-Discordian-1.35/
http://search.cpan.org/author/TBRAUN/Date-Tolkien-Shire-1.1/
and others

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[ambrus]: Yes, for like the first twenty of its years, TeX was basically the only system that allowed you to write decent maths papers, and C++ and PHP were programming languages that sucked, etc. But times change and people have to accept that.
Discipulus bad people + good tool < normal people + decent tool
[Discipulus]: php does not suck anymore?
[ambrus]: Discipulus: I'm not sure, but it certainly doesn't suck as much as it's used to. it's like C++, it sucks because people still recursively learn from twenty year old PHP examples,
[ambrus]: and they try to use the obsolete features that PHP has to support only for compatibility with old scripts. C++ and PHP both have the problem that people can't forget the past, because when they google "PHP" plus the problme they want to solve, they find b
[ambrus]: ad code examples.
[ambrus]: I'm not trying to recommend PHP, but I think it has way too bad a name because of its past.
[ambrus]: This is different from MS Word, which was already a good editor in the pre-unicode days (in word for windows versions 2 and 6, which ran on windows 3 but also on windows 95), only it wasn't trying to solve the task of writing maths papers back then.
[Discipulus]: ah ok, sounds reasonable; with no fear: Perl all life long
[ambrus]: Mind you, LaTeX is currently still useful for writing math paper or snippet content without styling in such a way that the

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