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Re: Question of the thing we call "Perl"

by larsen (Parson)
on Feb 01, 2001 at 19:52 UTC ( #55722=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Question of the thing we call "Perl"

I try to save common sense saying Perl is just a programming language :), but I also proceed asking "What do you think a programming language is?".
Here my suggestions, and I'll be glad to see yours:

  • A way to communicate with a machine
  • A way to communicate with other (?) human beings
  • A way to express ideas
  • A way to obfuscate ideas
  • ...


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