Why use Perl when we've got Python?!

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Sat Aug 14 09:30:03 EDT 1999

Bart Lateur <bart.lateur at skynet.be> wrote:
> You're looking for the Holy Grail of orthogonality, again. Python is
> designed with orthogonality in mind, while Larry Wall allegedly once
> said:
>     "Any computer scientist who praises orthogonality should be
>      sentenced to use an Etch-a-Sketch."

duh.  even the mainstream dictionaries can tell the
interested reader that "orthogonal" means more than
just "intersecting/lying at right angles".  for it's use
in computing, see FOLDOC.


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