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Re: Of the following Wizardly beings, which is most likely to be a regular Perl user?

by rowdog (Curate)
on Jun 16, 2008 at 12:15 UTC ( #692241=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Of the following Wizardly beings, which is most likely to be a regular Perl user?

I suppose I'm suffering from a lack of imagination but I voted for Merlin because I've read so many of his articles over on Stonehenge.

Speaking of a lack of imagination, I can't believe Spock would like Perl with all the fuzz of TIMTOWTDI and dynamic typing and such. In my mind, Spock programs directly in binary to avoid the imprecision of all those "overly human" languages.


Comment on Re: Of the following Wizardly beings, which is most likely to be a regular Perl user?
Re^2: Of the following Wizardly beings, which is most likely to be a regular Perl user?
by pileofrogs (Priest) on Jun 16, 2008 at 16:38 UTC
    ++
Re^2: Of the following Wizardly beings, which is most likely to be a regular Perl user?
by jethro (Monsignor) on Jun 16, 2008 at 19:54 UTC
    Exactly. Spock wouldn't touch perl with a ten foot pole. He would find "Do what I mean" illogical because he would always exactly specify what he wants.

    I would have said Prolog, as '(il)logical' is in every second sentence of his, but your reason for binary would appeal to him too, I'm sure.

Re^2: Of the following Wizardly beings, which is most likely to be a regular Perl user?
by Anonymous Monk on Jun 20, 2008 at 06:48 UTC
    - my firsth thought was indeed binary/assembly for good old Spocky as well .. but then the other words of Mr. Spock came to my mind .. because next to "its illogical!" he even often mention "interesting!" .. and the later would be the reason why he would use Perl for private studys .. maybe vulcans use Prolog/Lisp at work ..
    - Wizard of Oz would indeed just use CSS to cover HTML being a language.
    - Gargamel would try C but always fail with Runtime Exceptions
    - Merlin I would assume to use Smalltalk
    - Raistlin Majere would indeed use Occam :)
      Excellent point about Raistlin! ++, whomever you are!

      tubaandy

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