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RE: COBOL vs. Perl

by eduardo (Curate)
on Jun 20, 2000 at 04:26 UTC ( #18915=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to COBOL vs. Perl

reminds me of the first time i encountered a VHLL (very high level language) it was my first or second year of CS at school, and we had to program a version of the sieve of erosthenes (sp?) in C and in ASM so we could see the speed difference. my professor, a big fan of VHLL's said: "that's a waste of programmer time!" and in 1 line of a language called ISET-L wrote a sieve of erosthenes program. 20 seconds. that's when i began to learn what a good programming language can do for you... and now, i love perl... the swiss army chainsaw of VHLL's :)

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[ww]: ++ all (phony labels re "gaming"
[1nickt]: ambrus perhaps you know where the keys are?
[ww]: OTOH, -- for ads suggesting that being good at games is somehow eq "greatness"
[ambrus]: 1nickg: obviously the gamers don't know. but anyway, I need the whole room backlit, because watching a monitor in a dark room (like many people do) is tiring for my eyes, even more so than doing it in a lit room.
[1nickt]: ambrus I agree. I suspect one's eyes are always trying to adjust across the boundary between very bright and very dark ... like a camera's autofocus struggling to choose the target.

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