Interesting Quote

Hans Fugal hans at
Fri Aug 12 10:36:54 MDT 2005

On Fri, 12 Aug 2005 at 09:33 -0700, Jonathan Ellis wrote:
> 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. :)

Who happens to have a BS in CS and is headed for grad school in CS.

> 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.

Yeah, but you're a programmer. ;-) The real world mostly cares about
what your program DOES. If perl programmers prduce a good volume of
working quality programs, perl can't be all bad. Not conclusively proven
bad, anyway.

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