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Re: Total Perl Domination

by shotgunefx (Parson)
on Jun 03, 2002 at 07:38 UTC ( #171159=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Total Perl Domination

While I think pg is a very smart guy and I like some things about LISP, I think he has tunnel vision. In my experience he is right and so are you if you agree with him.

That being said I think right now Perl is a "best of breed". If Perl can continue to borrow what works from other languages without getting saddled under it's own weight, I think Perl will thrive IMHO. Otherwise, I think natural selection and hubris will create offspring that do fufill those goals. Personally, I am crazy about Perl but if it changes in ways that are un-Perlish, I'm sure that there will be alternatives that, if not in the name, in spirit will satisfy my Perl needs.

-Lee

"To be civilized is to deny one's nature."


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Re: Re: Total Perl Domination
by theorbtwo (Prior) on Jun 03, 2002 at 08:01 UTC

    I think perl is an ugly mutt. But if it needs to get timmy out of a well, it'll run fast enough, bark loud enough, and bite hard enough to get him out, whereas the pretty dogs that win awards might to one of those things a little better... but not much, and if it can, well, it'll just have to learn their tricks. We're hardly above stealing from the best.


    We are using here a powerful strategy of synthesis: wishful thinking. -- The Wizard Book

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