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Re: poll ideas quest 2011 - world without Perl

by Ratazong (Monsignor)
on Feb 10, 2011 at 21:38 UTC ( #887539=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to poll ideas quest 2011

In a dark parallel universe, where Perl was never invented, I would write my programs

  • in c (k&r-style, of course)
  • in java - I want to be on the winner-side of the tiobe index once
  • as unix shell scripts, using lots of calls to grep and awk
  • in php, python or any other programming language starting with 'p'
  • in c++ ... but I would miss moose on every keystroke
  • in cobol, however probably not out of my free will
  • in lisp ... now there is no excuse left not to learn it
  • using ancient runes
  • in another programming language
  • if I can't have Perl I'd rather not program at all...

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Re^2: poll ideas quest 2011 - world without Perl
by Arunbear (Parson) on Feb 18, 2011 at 13:36 UTC
    If Perl was never invented, PHP, Ruby and Python either wouldn't exist or would be quite different from their current manifestations (due to being influenced by Perl to varying degrees).

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