Interesting Quote (please kill me)

Jonathan Ellis jonathan at
Fri Aug 12 12:10:29 MDT 2005

On Fri, 12 Aug 2005 12:02:10 -0600, "Stuart Jansen"
<sjansen at> said:
> On Fri, 2005-08-12 at 11:25 -0600, Josh Coates wrote:
> > so, let's get back to work because we're lowering the gdp by spending time
> > on this.  (besides, everyone already knows perl is a crappy language for
> > large, complex software systems, but it's a great scripting language for
> > text processing and sysadmin related tasks.)
> Unless those large, complex systems involve a lot of text processing.
> And (strangely enough) alot of data out there seems to be text.

Uh...  I think the ratio of "data stored in flat files" to "data stored
in relational or object databases" among non-toy projects is pretty low.


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