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Re^3: Why do people say 'Perl' is dead?!?!

by tobyink (Abbot)
on Sep 12, 2012 at 15:07 UTC ( #993240=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Why do people say 'Perl' is dead?!?!
in thread Why do people say 'Perl' is dead?!?!

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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[erix]: there is lyx
[ambrus]: erix: that one actually sucks. these days people should get rid of the old notion that TeX is the only thing you can use for decent mathematics writing, because MS Office and LibreOffice have reached the
[ambrus]: level where people can more easily write as good mathematical papers in them as the people who write bad LaTeX papers usually write.
[ambrus]: Yes, for like the first twenty of its years, TeX was basically the only system that allowed you to write decent maths papers, and C++ and PHP were programming languages that sucked, etc. But times change and people have to accept that.

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