in reply to Favorite programming language, other than Perl:

I'm surprised that in a Perl community there's not more write-in votes for some of the older 'scripting' and 'batch' languages like JCL, Rexx, ABC, or the like. I was torn between the available C and writing in Rexx, so I went with C. I very nearly chose 'other', though.

It seems that Perl has pretty much killed Rexx through attrition/starvation since they fill the same niche. That's a definite strong sign that Perl has a lot of things right that were wrong in other languages. Rexx was a good language to do what I needed it to do before I found Perl, though. It was much nicer to write small programs than Pascal, and it was much more powerful than most forms of BASIC.

Christopher E. Stith
Do not try to debug the program, for that is impossible. Instead, try only to relaize the truth. There is no bug. Then you will find that it is not the program that bends, but only the list of features.