in reply to Perl is my cast iron pan

I like this analogy because I think of the other languages I know to be like Teflon. Sure, they are good too and I'll use them when needed but I often miss the general utility and toughness of Perl.

They are all just tools but it sure beats frying with your bare hands.

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Re^2: Perl is my cast iron pan
by ww (Archbishop) on Feb 22, 2013 at 15:23 UTC

    And, besides, the Teflon scratches (one incautious use of (gasp!) a metal stirring device; it gradually thins unless each time it's washed, it's treated like fine crystal; and thus, my "cast iron pans" continue to see regular and frequent use... despite the newfangled (supposed) improved options.

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    If you didn't program your executable by toggling in binary, it wasn't really programming!