Interesting Quote

Jonathan Ellis jonathan at
Fri Aug 12 10:33:23 MDT 2005

On Fri, 12 Aug 2005 10:28:55 -0600, "Hans Fugal" <hans at> said:
> I wouldn't go so far, in any case, as to say that TMTOWTDI has been
> conclusively proven to be a Bad Thing.

Yeah, but you're a sysadmin. :)

> There's a lot of good perl
> programmers writing good stuff (as in does good things, regardless of
> what it looks like inside).

Yeah, it's turing-complete.  So what?

The only difference between good code and bad code is exactly "what it
looks like inside."  Perl5 makes it easy to write bad code and from what
I've seen of perl6 that won't change.


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