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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report
Tuesday January 22, 2002
Core Java (again)
I got a response from one of the authors of Core Java. I'd written to them to ask why their book implied that Perl wasn't a "real language" and what constituted a "real language" to them.
His reply hinged on two points:
- It was obvious from the tone that the offending phrase was "editorial comment" and not fact. Removing colour like that from the book make it very dull.
- He then quoted from an interview with Larry Rosler where Larry outs forward the case for Perl getting some kind of official (i.e. ANSI) standardisation.
So, as suspected, there was no logical argument. Just more FUD.
Oh, and if anyone's interested, I'm finding Java to be really frustrating.
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