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Re^2: Why do people say 'Perl' is dead?!?!

by jdporter (Canon)
on Sep 12, 2012 at 13:56 UTC ( #993229=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


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

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.


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Re^3: Why do people say 'Perl' is dead?!?!
by tobyink (Abbot) on Sep 12, 2012 at 15:07 UTC

    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'

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