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Re: Modern vs postmodern?

by doom (Deacon)
on Aug 07, 2009 at 20:07 UTC ( #786908=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Modern vs postmodern?

An old joke from Larry Wall was that perl is a post-modern programming language.

The idea being that the essence of "post-modernism" is cut-up and collage, working with lots of different pieces from different sources without privileging any one point of view, or any one doctrine of what the right way is of doing things.

This joke does not, in fact, apply terribly well to Moose, which is more like "retro-nouveau-modernism" or something.

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Re^2: Modern vs postmodern?
by djp (Hermit) on Aug 11, 2009 at 06:16 UTC
    Well ++ to you doom! I've never understood modernism and post-modernism, your link to Larry Wall's paper has finally explained it all. Ta muchly.

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