Another scripting language implemented into Python itself?
invalidemail at aerojockey.com
Tue Jan 25 12:39:16 EST 2005
Roy Smith wrote:
> "Carl Banks" <invalidemail at aerojockey.com> wrote:
> > > Imbed
> > EMBED.
> My apologies for being sloppy. And with an initial capital, so it
> jumps off the page at you :-)
Ok. Prescriptive language isn't normally my cup of tea, but there's
always something. And usually it's very silly.
> > > Python, or Perl, or TCL, or Ruby, or PHP,
> > Not PHP. PHP is one of the better (meaning less terrible) examples
> > what happens when you do this sort of thing, which is not saying a
> But, that's exactly my point. To be honest, I've never used PHP.
> however bad it may be, at least it's got a few years of people fixing
> bugs, writing books, writing add-on tools, etc, behind it. Better to
> use somebody else's well-known and well-supported mess of a scripting
> language than to invest several person-years inventing your own mess
> that's no better.
Well, if you look at it that way, I guess so.
My mindset was closer to "hacked-up quasi-languages are evil" than
"hacked-up quasi-languages are not worth the time to implement when
there are plenty of hacked-up quasi-languages already out there, not to
mention some real languages."
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