Fighting talk

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

people.

[Lutz

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.

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