Cast not your Perl before swine?

Christer Edwards christer.edwards at
Fri Dec 14 12:15:47 MST 2007

On Dec 14, 2007 10:25 AM, Steve <smorrey at> wrote:
> Just wanted to get a good discussion going on the merits of knowing
> and using lingua archae vs lingua franca.
> Lingua archae is my term for languages that once were popular but have
> been fading out of fashion and entered a general state of disuse.
> Languages such as Perl, RPG, COBOL, BASIC, FORTRAN, assembler and of
> course the list goes on and on.

/me sets plug on /ignore pending the war on perl.

Honestly, the line in Princess Bride about starting land wars in asia
should really be "don't bad mouth perl in plug!"

Didn't you know plug stands for perl lovers user group?

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