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Re^2: Perl as Language

by adrianh (Chancellor)
on May 22, 2004 at 22:41 UTC ( #355645=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Perl as Language
in thread Perl as Language

C is to Perl like English is to Esperanto.

Surely Esperanto would be Python - regular simple grammar, only one way to do it, etc.

Perl would be more like Klingon (looked down on by those who prefer the syntactic purity of Esperanto - but actually has more speakers :-)

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Re: Re^2: Perl as Language
by rjray (Chaplain) on May 23, 2004 at 00:12 UTC
    Perl would be more like Klingon (looked down on by those who prefer the syntactic purity of Esperanto - but actually has more speakers :-)

    Man, that just made my afternoon.

    --rjray

Re: Re^2: Perl as Language
by Anonymous Monk on May 23, 2004 at 00:21 UTC
    More people speak Klingon than Esperanto? *scoff*
      I take it you've never been to a Star Trek Convention. Many people speak Klingon.
        I've never been to a Star Trek convention, but I've seen one on tv. The only humanoids I saw speaking Klingon looked like Klingons to me :)

        MJD says "you can't just make shit up and expect the computer to know what you mean, retardo!"
        I run a Win32 PPM repository for perl 5.6.x and 5.8.x -- I take requests (README).
        ** The third rule of perl club is a statement of fact: pod is sexy.

      More people speak Klingon than Esperanto? *scoff*

      You're right. I find that it's an urban myth.

      My bad.

      Bondeziroj

Re: Re^2: Perl as Language
by gmpassos (Priest) on May 22, 2004 at 23:38 UTC
    The problem is that no one uses Esperanto.

    Graciliano M. P.
    "Creativity is the expression of the liberty".

      The problem is that no one uses Esperanto.

      Tio estas malvera.

      Fakte, hieraŭ mi revenis de kvintaga esperanta kunveno. Se neniu uzas Esperanton, mi ŝatas scii kiun lingvon vi pensas ke la homoj parolis tie. :)

      Takso antaŭ jardekon estis ke Esperanto havas 2 milionojn da parolantoj. Sed verŝane nun estas multe pli.


      That is absolutely false.

      In fact, I returned yesterday from a 5 day Esperanto convention. If no one uses Esperanto, I would like to know which language you think the people there spoke. :)

      An estimation of a decade ago was that Esperanto had 2 million speakers. But there are probably many more by now.

      Juerd # { site => 'juerd.nl', plp_site => 'plp.juerd.nl', do_not_use => 'spamtrap' }

        I think the estimates for Welsh and even Gaelic suppass 2 million.


        Examine what is said, not who speaks.
        "Efficiency is intelligent laziness." -David Dunham
        "Think for yourself!" - Abigail
Re: Re^2: Perl as Language
by Wassercrat (Initiate) on May 28, 2004 at 13:19 UTC
    So which one of you PM can actually speak one or both of Esperanto and Klingon?

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