Uglliness scale: Python <<< awk << p*** < SNOBOL4
amaranda at spider.com
Tue Aug 17 11:20:15 CEST 1999
Tim Peters wrote:
> While I'm tickled by the image, nothing is like SNOBOL4 -- not even its
> modern successor, Icon. SNOBOL4 was unique, and is still the Best Language
> on Earth for writing string pattern-matching algorithms.
> > ...
> > Did-anyone-we-know-write-a-SNOBOL4-mode-for-the-IBM-026-keypunch?-ly
> > yours,
> yes-but-it-was-in-fortran2-and-kept-blowing-the-tubes-ly y'rs - tim
Tim, you are the longest running bot in history :-) I hope one day we
the mere humans will get a chance at reading your source code.
some-bots-are-better-than-others-ly y'rs - Alex
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