in reply to Re: Total Perl Domination
in thread Total Perl Domination

In accordance to what I noted above: it would, if this place weren't about Perl - which has always been aware of the fact that other languages have their merits and concerned itself with how to learn from them, rather than how to be able to beat them in clash-of-zealots situations. Perl is humble.

Makeshifts last the longest.

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Re: Re: Re: Total Perl Domination
by cjf (Parson) on Jun 03, 2002 at 04:03 UTC

    I'm assuming you're referring to the last paragraph of my post(?). If this is the case please see any thread (either here or on any other Perl-related site) with "vs." in the title. That should provide you with plenty of counter-examples.

      Ok, I may have been a bit dramatic. True enough, such debates are frequent in the community, but the "vs" in the subject offers no indication of whether it is a flame, and I find the majority of them are merely debates. Note if you will, that I said "Perl is..". In general, that refers to those who actively contribute to the language (in whichever form). I find that while they are passionate about the language, they also mostly keep a remarkably calm and unthreatened composure. It is often them who will step in to concede an inferiority of Perl.
      Makeshifts last the longest.

        One of the things that makes Perl great is that not only will the major hackers admit when another language is better at somthing, they will often try to fix that... normaly by taking the other language's features, making them fit the Perl mindset, and hacking them in.

        It's a testimate to the power of Perl (the language) how often these can be worked in without writing any C.

        We are using here a powerful strategy of synthesis: wishful thinking. -- The Wizard Book