In the script group, the Perl subjects may
be more capable than the others, because the Perl language appears more than
others to attract especially capable
Prechelt, An Empirical Comparison of C, C++, Java, Perl, Python, Rexx, and Tcl]
Ready flamethrowers… Fire!
Could this perhaps be that it takes a better than average developer to wield
Perl in anger without hurting themselves or others? I have something of a
love-hate relationship with Perl. Its power and flexibility is undeniable, its
syntax questionable. I have this nagging fear that the more I learn, the
greater its seductive attraction will become, simply because it allows you to
get away with almost anything.
That’s it. I’m not posting anymore on this (although I reserve the right to
change my mind). There are more important things in life than ‘my language is
better than yours’ catfights. Put your energy into writing code instead.