perl [was: in defense of Java, again]

Jonathan Ellis jonathan at
Fri Jan 27 11:14:46 MST 2006

On Fri, 27 Jan 2006 10:06:05 -0700, "Shane Hathaway"
<shane at> said:
> Jonathan Ellis wrote:
> > Which is the long way of saying, I hope the the distinction between
> > "putting down Perl" and "putting down Perl programmers" is not lost
> > here.
> Well, you put down programmers, not the language, when you said "That's 
> why these days you mostly see sysadmins and other not-really-experienced 
> developers using Perl."

It's no sin to be inexperienced.  We all start that way.  Just like me
and my Pascal.

C++ is history repeated as tragedy. Java is history repeated as farce.  --Scott McKay

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