in reply to Article on how to be a programmer

Thanks. I tried not to mention languages, but I love Perl. At my job here we used it until a CFO thought going public would be easier on Java... I wish we had it back! At least it has a "map" function, which can be written in Java but takes just as many lines to use as a straight loop to do the same thing.

There are a lot of things I left out, in part because I just couldn't do a good job writing them. And, I didn't want to treat anything very much that had been done better already. -- Robert L. Read