I have been writing C code lately for my two graduate
courses and the one thing i can say with certainty is that
C code in general takes more time to write and test than
Perl code that solves the same task (on average). When i sit
back and look at C code that i wrote, i get a feeling of
relief as well, but is more a feeling of relief that stems
from running the Boston Marathon. (Hehe, if you like that,
imagine how much satisfaction you could get from writing
Personally, i really get more satisfaction from the fact
that i wrote a client/server pair tonight in Perl in the
time that it took my fellow students to write 1/10 of that
in C. Now, did i learn as much as they did? No. But that's
ok. I still have plenty of time to port my programs over to
C. The point is that you shouldn't blame a car for getting
you from point A to point Z in the time it would take for
you to walk to point B, you should be thankful for having
a car and a take a nice stroll when you need more
When I'm drivin' in my car
and that man comes on the radio
and he's tellin' me more and more
about some useless information
supposed to fire my imagination.
I can't get no, oh no no no.
Hey hey hey, that's what I say.