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Re: Why do people say 'Perl' is dead?!?!

by patcat88 (Deacon)
on Dec 12, 2011 at 04:05 UTC ( #943013=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Why do people say 'Perl' is dead?!?!

P5P is a ghost town. Perl is dead. Plus Perl isn't a language its a program. Is there an ISO standard for Perl? a BNF grammar chart?
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Re^2: Why do people say 'Perl' is dead?!?!
by jdporter (Canon) on Sep 12, 2012 at 13:56 UTC
    Perl isn't a language its [sic] a program.

    Ah, you have it backwards. Perl is the language, perl is the program. See perlfaq1.

    Oh, wait — you said "Plus Perl". I don't know that language (or program). Sounds cool.

    Is there an ISO standard for Perl? a BNF grammar chart?

    Those things aren't necessary to be a language.

    I reckon we are the only monastery ever to have a dungeon stuffed with 16,000 zombies.

      Is there an ISO standard for Perl? a BNF grammar chart?

      Those things aren't necessary to be a language.

      Indeed. After all, there's no ISO standard or BNF grammar for French.

      perl -E'sub Monkey::do{say$_,for@_,do{($monkey=[caller(0)]->[3])=~s{::}{ }and$monkey}}"Monkey say"->Monkey::do'
Re^2: Why do people say 'Perl' is dead?!?!
by Anonymous Monk on Sep 12, 2012 at 08:30 UTC
    And why do you think those are needed when Perl gets the job done without.

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