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Re^2: How has Perl helped you?

by merlyn (Sage)
on May 14, 2005 at 13:33 UTC ( #457060=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: How has Perl helped you?
in thread How has Perl helped you?

"... high school ... Perl ..."

{sigh} You kids. {grin}

Back when I was in high school, there were no Desktop Computers: just machines that a "department" could share (minicomputers like the Dec 11 series). {insert traditional "snow both ways uphill" blather here}

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker
Be sure to read my standard disclaimer if this is a reply.


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Re^3: How has Perl helped you?
by herveus (Parson) on May 16, 2005 at 12:26 UTC
    Howdy!

    *snort*

    When *I* was in high school, I got my first computer -- a DigiComp 1. It had three flipflops and six gates. It was completely mechanical and was manually clocked. We didn't have electronic computers in my high school. Calculators were a novelty.

    *grin*

    yours,
    Michael
      I remember the DigiComp 1. The last program in the series solves the "farmer, corn, goat going across a river in a single boat" problem, and that problem amazed me, as did the solution on such limited hardware.

      Of course, the problem always amazed me because I kept thinking, "if he can tie the goat up well enough that it won't get away when left alone, he can certainly tie it up enough to keep it from the corn." But that's logic for you.

      -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker
      Be sure to read my standard disclaimer if this is a reply.

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