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Re: The Tao of Perl

by princepawn (Parson)
on Nov 29, 2000 at 23:04 UTC ( #43980=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to The Tao of Perl
in thread Apparent Inconsistencies in Perl Function Naming

Princepawn, I feel like your view of the perl mindset is, "Whatever makes sense to my mind should be easy to describe in perl."

The operative word in your statement is feel and certainly it must be, because the very first part of the attack I launched on the discrepancy between concept and naming in Perl syntax was to discuss my boss and his problems with the language. So, I wasn't saying it should only make sense to my mind.

The true purpose of perl is to serve others, but it can only do this if you humble your mind.

Hmm, well the over 200 submitted RFCs and the fact that Larry Wall is planning a complete rewrite of the language from the ground up should tell you something: even Larry Wall thinks that the current Perl has problems serious enough that they cannot be reconciled within the framework of evolution that occurred from @perl = (1..5);


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