[OT] We need a language

James Michael DuPont mdupont777@yahoo.com
Fri May 30 05:13:01 2003

--- PB <schizophonic@tiscali.it> wrote:
> "We need a language that lets us scribble and smudge and smear,
> not a language where you have to sit with a teacup of types
> balanced on your knee and make polite conversation with a
> strict old aunt of a compiler."
> Paul Graham, "Hackers and painters".

here here ! Finally a word of sensibility.

"True greatness is measured by how much freedom you give to others, not
by how much you can coerce others to do what you want. "
Larry Wall "Perl, the first postmodern computer language"

"You can write beautiful Perl, ugly Perl, baby Perl, strict Perl.
There's much more opportunity for distinctive style than you get in
other languages. You can write it to be clean and maintainable or you
can write it to be silly or sweet. You can write poetry in it.
Obviously, from the perspective of a dedicated programmer who needs to
create bug-free mission-critical code, this scores no points other than
that it is a joy to code in."
Yoz Grahames : Perl is Internet Yiddish


James Michael DuPont

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