in reply to Perl is the 'mixed drink' in the world of alcohol...

I like the idea...

Assembler is the water. It's drinkable, but that's it. You won't get drunk
So COBOL must be beer that people drank in the dark ages...No taste at all, but better than water
...

Who knows more...?
--HolyGrail
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Re: Re: Perl is the 'mixed drink' in the world of alcohol...
by Sherlock (Deacon) on Jun 26, 2001 at 23:41 UTC
    Careful before you underestimate the power of assembly. If I ever need to be baffled about what one can accomplish through assembly code, I go to Steve Gibson's site. Somehow, I've just never found a way to argue with a full-GUI, 52K application with no installer/uninstaller that can scan for "click-of-death." ;)

    You see, you can do neat stuff with assembler. Now if someone could just make it run a little faster... *chuckle*

    - Sherlock

    Skepticism is the source of knowledge as much as knowledge is the source of skepticism.
      I never meant to underestimate the power of assembly! I've done some stuff with it, but as a programmer it's hardly any fun to write in assembly!

      --HolyGrail
        Oh in DOS-time I had fun programming in assembly. With DEBUG to boot! I wrote with overlapped Op-codes, with flags that weren't 0 or 1 but 0 and 0xD5F6 or some such...:-) In short, you couldn't change the program, but what it did, did it well. And it was short.
Re^2: Perl is the 'mixed drink' in the world of alcohol...
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 23, 2008 at 02:23 UTC
    Assembler is not the water. Assembler is pure grain alcohol.