perl [was: in defense of Java, again]

Gabriel Gunderson gabe at
Fri Jan 27 02:35:46 MST 2006

On Fri, 2006-01-27 at 01:40 -0700, Shane Hathaway wrote:
> I actually think Perl has a really provocative philosophy. As I 
> understand it, Larry Wall is a linguist, and he has observed that
> spoken languages evolve in strange ways, so why shouldn't programming
> languages do the same?  The result might be a programming language
> that assimilates new concepts with ease, enabling it to progress
> faster than other languages, at the cost of having no absolute rules.
> Combine that with the open source philosophy and you have an exciting
> language

Somewhere in there is a good joke about Perl and [1]Pidgin.  Until I
find it, all I have to say is, "Perl full on da-kine, brah."



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