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by bradenshep (Beadle)
on Sep 29, 2006 at 21:08 UTC ( #575608=user: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

I'm a 20-year-old University of Waterloo Computer Science student. I'm really glad I don't have many more classes in Java. I used to like it, but I discovered Perl on a co-op term in February 2006, and have been enjoying working with it ever since. I imagine I'm one of a depressingly small number of my young programmer contemporaries who isn't enamored of Java. I have seen how disgustingly bad it is on cell phones. I have compared the speed of my Perl and C++ programs to Java. One can do more with two lines of Perl than with 15 lines of Java. The more I work with both, the more I feel that Java is for resumes, Perl is for getting things done.

My Unitarian Jihad Name is: Brother Orbital Laser of Mercy. What's yours?

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