two ideoms at one blow: line-reading and regexp-matching

Donn Cave donn at
Thu Feb 21 23:42:21 EST 2002

Quoth yoda at (Jedi Master Yoda):
| On 20 Feb 2002 16:24:25 -0800, Paul Rubin <phr-n2002a at> spouted:
|> Maybe there's a principle to be found here: "design by FAQ".  If newbies
|> keep arriving and asking over and over again "how do I do X?", maybe
|> there's a good reason for having a way to do X.  We've seen that already
|> for augmented assignments.
| That's how Perl got to be Perl.
| "Perl is worse than Python, because people wanted it worse." - Larry Wall.


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