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

by zentara (Archbishop)
on Feb 16, 2007 at 21:28 UTC ( #600526=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


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

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.


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Comment on Re: Close to C [was: "Re^2: Perl and Open Source in General"]
Re^2: Close to C [was: "Re^2: Perl and Open Source in General"]
by blazar (Canon) on Feb 16, 2007 at 22:15 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 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?
        I'm speculating, but maybe there's a communication problem here.

        Indeed there's been a communication problem, due to my wanna-be-witty concise expression. Thus it's definitely been my "fault". OTOH I understood perfectly well what zentara meant.

        Perhaps zentara meant that C is the language that is closest to Perl, rather than the other way around?

        Indeed zentara wrote (clearly enough) and (thus) meant that "Perl is closer to C, than any other language he has seen". In the original context this was just to say that it is very C-like as opposed to DOS batch programming, which is very C-unlike. Incidentally, I wholeheartedly agree. My followup, of course, had nothing to do with that context, which is also the reason why I changed the Subject.

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