Interesting Quote

Jonathan Ellis jonathan at carnageblender.com
Fri Aug 12 10:44:18 MDT 2005


On Fri, 12 Aug 2005 10:39:11 -0600, "Charles Curley"
<charlescurley at charlescurley.com> said:
> On Fri, Aug 12, 2005 at 09:05:01AM -0700, Jonathan Ellis wrote:
> > On Fri, 12 Aug 2005 09:51:04 -0600, "Hans Fugal" <hans at fugal.net> said:
> > > Leverage your language/API design such that things are so easy it seems
> > > like magic. Perl 6 looks like a good language.
> > 
> > Have you actually read the Apocalypses?
> > 
> > Perl5 has conclusively demonstrated that TMTOWTDI
> 
> TMTOWTDI ?? There (is) More Than One Way To Do It?
> 
> Seem like ADA. (Another Damnable Acronym)
> 
> > is a horrible
> > principle to design a language around, but Larry & co don't seem to have
> > picked up on that.
> 
> Only if the Way to Do It that the programmer who wrote the code you're
> using did it in a Way you don't like.

Dude...  if the official perl motto is a new one to you, I hope you'll
forgive me for doubting your qualifications in this context.

-Jonathan



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