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

That's pretty much exactly my point. There are many other languages out there, and the overwhelming majority of them do at least a few things better than Perl. But Perl has a tradition of embracing and incorporating the good bits, rather than sticking to its guns and pretending that it's way is the only way. (TIMTOWTDI, remember?) So (I contend that) Perl in 20 years may look nothing like it does now, but it'll still be Perl, not some language that replaced Perl's successor.

The hell with paco, vote for Erudil!
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Re(3): Total Perl Domination
by cjf (Parson) on Jun 04, 2002 at 20:18 UTC

    Sorry, I wasn't very clear. By "and several of which do what Perl does at the same level" I meant what you are referring to - borrowing from other languages.