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Re^5: Is Perl a good career move?

by Aristotle (Chancellor)
on Feb 23, 2005 at 10:47 UTC ( #433636=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: Is Perl a good career move?
in thread Is Perl a good career move?

Once your mind thinks in maps, greps, arrays, lexicals, closures, namespaces and short circuiting operators, PHP is a major pain in the ass.

Actually, most languages become a major pain in the ass at that point. :-)

And it makes me understand quite well what makes LISP hackers so grumpy about many other languages. After all,

We all recall that Perl est un esprit LISP dans un corps C, n'est-ce pas? :-) (“corps C” sounds like “corset” in French.)
—Philippe Verdret

Makeshifts last the longest.


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Re^6: Is Perl a good career move?
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 27, 2005 at 22:46 UTC
    Indeed, once your mind additionally thinks in first-class classes, restartable conditions, unwind-protect (or CALL/CC for the Schemers), bignums, arbitrary-precision arithmetic and is used to building your own abstractions (without jumping through hoops) and incrementally updating/changing programs (including the compiler/runtime) while they run, almost all languages become a major pain in the ass.

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