Why use Perl when we've got Python?!

John W. Stevens jstevens at basho.fc.hp.com
Sat Aug 14 04:53:48 CEST 1999


> In comp.lang.perl.misc, 
>     "John W. Stevens" <jstevens at basho.fc.hp.com> writes:
> :Perl actually seems to be a *SURRENDER* to real-live-languages.  This
> :makes [YOUR NEWSREADER SCREWED THIS UP]
> :it easier to code in *YOUR* way
> :(there-is-always-more-than-one-way-to-do-it), [AND THIS ONE]
> :but this (just like natural language) provides greater opportunities for
> :confusion and ambiguity in the mind of the reader.
> 
> Perhaps then the problem is actually the plummeting literacy rate.

Oh, I doubt it.  The biggest problem in management is the requirement
to use a natural language to manage people (allowing for far to many
ambiguities and mis-understandings).

Illiteracy doesn't help, of course.  But I don't think it is the
root problem.

John S.





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