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Re: The Perl Hacker Inferiority Complex

by Anonymous Monk
on Oct 10, 2006 at 00:46 UTC ( #577293=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to The Perl Hacker Inferiority Complex

Perl isn't dying. Perl is already dead, murdered in cold blood by those who created it.

There are two languages called Perl, and we must not confuse them. One is Perl 5 - abandoned and declared obsolete by its developers in 2000. Another is Perl 6 - which isn't here after 6 years of development (not even beta versions), and nobody really believes it will ever be here.

And even if by some chance Perl 6 - a completely new language - is released, what's the point of using it ? Do you seriously believe it's going to have full Perl 5 compatibility ? If Perl 5 compatibility was that easy, someone would have already added it to Ruby and Python.

A total rewrite is always a stupid thing and Perl developers are stupid people for attempting it.

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Re^2: The Perl Hacker Inferiority Complex
by TimToady (Parson) on Oct 10, 2006 at 04:30 UTC
    All that is gold does not glitter
    Not all those who wander are lost
    The old that is strong does not whither
    Deep roots are not reached by the frost
    From the ashes a fire shall be woken
    A light from the shadows shall spring
    Renewed shall be blade that was broken
    The crownless again shall be king

      C'mon, this plagiarism is getting ridiculous.

      This appeared many years ago, and can be seen at the following URL:

      Sheesh. Trying to pass off the work of JRR Tolkien as your own.

      For shame.


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