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Re^4: What Perl CAN'T do?

by Perl Mouse (Chaplain)
on Dec 14, 2005 at 12:39 UTC ( #516603=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: What Perl CAN'T do?
in thread What Perl CAN'T do?

Well, the OP has acknowledged that. He states in his posting that he knows there are a lot of things you shouldn't do in Perl. But he's interested in what you are not able to do in Perl.

If you are answering a different question than is stated, please indicate so in your answer. I wouldn't have replied at all if you had done so.

Perl --((8:>*

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Re^5: What Perl CAN'T do?
by tirwhan (Abbot) on Dec 14, 2005 at 13:09 UTC

    I wrote my first post before the update. Also, even in the context of the OP's update, it is still impossible to write perl in Perl (if this were an assignment handed out to me @work I'd go look for an employer/client who isn't barking mad. Crazy people sometimes pay the bills handsomely, but never for very long, and certainly not long enough for such a project). You need to understand that "impossible" can mean "impossible in practice" and in respect to the OP's question that is the only definition that makes sense (as I explained in my last post).

    Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it. -- Brian W. Kernighan

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