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Re^2: Perl and Linguistics

by apl (Monsignor)
on Jul 04, 2008 at 14:18 UTC ( #695572=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Perl and Linguistics
in thread Perl and Linguistics

My beef is that by calling various unrelated notations "computer languages", you further smudge the fine line between machines and people.
I have been a member, for the past 35 years, of the professional computer science organization ACM -- the Association for Computing Machinery. Not Machinists, Machinery.

Welcome to an old and noble profession. 8-)

A computer is not a living being. It has no consciousness, you cannot talk with it, and it doesn't have a will.
You haven't been programming very long, have you? I've known many a willful computer...


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Re^3: Perl and Linguistics
by Gavin (Chancellor) on Jul 04, 2008 at 17:42 UTC

    A computer is not a living being. It has no consciousness, you cannot talk with it, and it doesn't have a will.

    You would think that they had a mind of their own the trouble I have with mine!

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