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Re: Let's face it, Perl *is* a scripting language

by zgrim (Friar)
on Aug 09, 2006 at 08:04 UTC ( [id://566353]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Let's face it, Perl *is* a scripting language

"To become popular, a programming language has to be the scripting language of a popular system. Fortran and Cobol were the scripting languages of early IBM mainframes. C was the scripting language of Unix, and so, later, was Perl. Tcl is the scripting language of Tk. Java and Javascript are intended to be the scripting languages of web browsers." ( Paul Graham ).

The one that stuck in my head was C being the scripting language of Unix.
In this context, Perl as a scripting language does not sound that pejorative.

perl -MLWP::Simple -e'print$_[rand(split(q.%%\n., get(q=http://cpan.org/misc/japh=)))]'

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