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Re^2: The Slashdot Interview With Larry Wall

by choroba (Archbishop)
on Jul 18, 2016 at 13:36 UTC ( #1167970=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: The Slashdot Interview With Larry Wall
in thread The Slashdot Interview With Larry Wall

But some answers are hilarious, e.g. to someone asking about why Perl syntax is so bad:

> Perl and "Rizla fine rolling papers" should have a common tag line: It's what you make of it

($q=q:Sq=~/;[c](.)(.)/;chr(-||-|5+lengthSq)`"S|oS2"`map{chr |+ord }map{substrSq`S_+|`|}3E|-|`7**2-3:)=~y+S|`+$1,++print+eval$q,q,a,

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Re^3: The Slashdot Interview With Larry Wall
by stevieb (Canon) on Jul 18, 2016 at 13:47 UTC

    ...and:

    "What do you say about this criticism and the exploited flaws?"

    LW: "Doctor, it hurts when I do this!"

    "Well then, don't do that."

      I kinda like this quote, from a question, rather than from LW:

      "[learning Perl 6] involves learning a new language I thought I knew well.

      Principle of Least Astonishment: Any language that doesn’t occasionally surprise the novice will pay for it by continually surprising the expert

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