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Close to C [was: "Re^2: Perl and Open Source in General"]

by blazar (Canon)
on Feb 16, 2007 at 18:33 UTC ( #600500=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Perl and Open Source in General
in thread Perl and Open Source in General

Perl is closer to c, than any other language I've seen, it's not like batch files at all.

C++, Objective-C, C--, Java, JavaScript... ok, it's just a start, who wants to take on?


Comment on Close to C [was: "Re^2: Perl and Open Source in General"]
Re: Close to C [was: "Re^2: Perl and Open Source in General"]
by zentara (Archbishop) on Feb 16, 2007 at 21:28 UTC
    I don't get what you are trying to say? Are you saying that Perl is closer to JavaScript( or Java), than c? Even c is closer to Perl than c++, unless you make a case for the Object Oriented aspects.

    I'm not really a human, but I play one on earth. Cogito ergo sum a bum
      I don't get what you are trying to say? Are you saying that Perl is closer to JavaScript( or Java), than c? Even c is closer to Perl than c++, unless you make a case for the Object Oriented aspects.

      I was just listing a few languages that sprung to mind, close to C - possibly closer than Perl. My comment was not meant as contradicting nor supporting your claim, it was simply inspired by it. It was a spin-off: probably not the best place for such a discussion, but it was "in the air" anyway in this thread which is largely OT in and of itself.

      Since there are so many experienced programmers here, I'd like to see the list grow, mentioning widely known and less widely known items - possibly with some interesting comparison or meditation referring to Perl. (I could add some entries, like, err, well D, but I'm not that knowledgeable.)

        I'm speculating, but maybe there's a communication problem here. Perhaps zentara meant that C is the language that is closest to Perl, rather than the other way around?

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