[TUHS] Book Recommendation [ reallly inscrutable languages ]
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Thu Nov 18 06:46:49 AEST 2021
On Wed, Nov 17, 2021 at 11:35 AM Norman Wilson <norman at oclsc.org> wrote:
> Wasn't Perl created to fill this void?
> Void? I thought Perl was created to fill a much-needed gap.
There was and is a need for something to sit between Shell and C. But it
needn't be filled by Perl.
The chief problem with Perl, as I see it, is it's like 10 languages smashed
together. To write it, you only need to know one of the 10. But to read
it, you never know what subset you're going to see until you're deep in the
Perl is the victim of an experiment in exuberant, Opensource design, where
the bar to adding a new feature was troublingly low.
It was undeniably influential.
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