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Re: Perl IS a programming language, right?

by mitd (Curate)
on Dec 06, 2001 at 15:07 UTC ( #129878=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Perl IS a programming language, right?

Your friend once again demonstrates that certain things we learn in school are best quickly forgotten.

I have been programming for over 20 years. I have used dozens of computer languages. I can only tell you two things, I prefer to make love on a soft bed and I prefer to program in Perl. I also program in Java, but then once, in my youth, I made love on a coffee table.

mitd-Made in the Dark
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If you don't believe me I can show you my paper cut scars!'


Comment on Re: Perl IS a programming language, right?
Re: Re: Perl IS a programming language, right?
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 06, 2001 at 19:17 UTC
    This may seem a little odd, but what is it between Java and Perl? I happen to progrram in both and love them dearly - I use Java to make happy little web-based interfaces, 3d graphics, serious OOP stuff and do complicated geometric type stuff - calculating 3d lines and their ilk. In those cases I find having the typed variables in Java to be immensely useful. However, I handle all my CGI and file stuff with Perl. Anything that has anything to do with string handling goes straight to Perl. I'm never in the position where I have to ask myself 'Do I need Java or Perl now?'. Heck, I don't even know how to use Java's CGI elements - does Java have CGI elements?

    For the record, Perl is most definitely a programming language, at least by my definition.

    All conditionals must use a if (condition) {action} syntax. I know it's a little dumb, but it excludes Virus Builder and Virus Builder Script, so it makes me feel good :)

    Cestus

    Microsoft and Shinra are the same. They're both killing the planet
Re: Re: Perl IS a programming language, right?
by Dogma (Pilgrim) on Dec 06, 2001 at 20:43 UTC
    Hey, the coffee table is just a matter of personal style. Or is that an implimentation detail?
      Probably an implimentation detail, but the results appear to be the same.

      mitd-Made in the Dark
      'Interactive! Paper tape is interactive!
      If you don't believe me I can show you my paper cut scars!'

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