Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Perl-Sensitive Sunglasses
 
PerlMonks  

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...


Comment on Re^2: Perl and Linguistics
Re^3: Perl and Linguistics
by Gavin (Canon) 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!

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://695572]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others cooling their heels in the Monastery: (8)
As of 2014-12-21 17:03 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    Is guessing a good strategy for surviving in the IT business?





    Results (106 votes), past polls