I want to see people using Perl to glue things together creatively, not just technically but also socially.
The only disadvantage I see is that it would force everyone to get Perl. Horrors.larry wall
I guess there are some things that are so gross you just have to forget, or it'll destroy something within you. Perl is the first such thing I have known.erik naggum
If Perl is the solution, you're solving the wrong problem.erik naggum
The ultimate laziness is not using Perl. That saves you so much work you wouldn't believe it if you had never tried it.erik naggum
I have actually programmed a fair bit in Perl, like I have C++ code published with my name on it. Other things I have tried and have no intention to do again if I can at all avoid it include smoking, getting drunk enough to puke and waste the whole next day with hang-over, breaking a leg in a violent car crash, getting mugged in New York City, or travel with Aeroflot.erik naggum
It is, of course, written in Perl . Translation to C is left as an exercise for the reader.larry wall
In general, if you think something isn't in Perl , try it out, because it usually is.larry wall
:;: But for some things, Perl just isn't the optimal choice. (yet)larry wall
So far we've managed to avoid turning Perl into APL.larry wall
A 'goto' in Perl falls into the category of hard things that should be possible, not easy things that should be easy.larry wall
But the possibility of abuse may be a good reason for leaving capabilities out of other computer languages, it's not a good reason for leaving capabilities out of Perl .larry wall
Perl should remain fast and intuitive (to the extent that it is:;:-)larry wall
I try not to confuse roles and traits in my own life. Being the Perl god is a role. Being a stubborn cuss is a trait.larry wall
[Boxed] Multiple bouncing balls in a box are a metaphor for community. Notice how the escaping balls explode. This is what happens to people who move from Perl to Ruby .larry wall
There's really no way to fix this and still keep Perl pathologically eclectic.larry wall
Those days are dead and gone and the eulogy was delivered by Perl.
There's no obfuscated Perl contest because it's pointless.
Haskell is faster than C++, more concise than Perl, more regular than Python , more flexible than Ruby , more typeful than C#, more robust than Java , and has absolutely nothing in common with PHP.
[Boxed] Multiple bouncing balls in a box are a metaphor for community. Notice how the escaping balls explode. This is what happens to people who move from Perl to Ruby.
I know it's weird, but it does make it easier to write poetry in Perl .larry wall
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