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Monday November 20, 2006
06:28 AM

Old Paul Graham

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"The Hundred-Year Language" by Paul Graham seemed to me a worthy reading article. He even cites Perl... sourly of course.

There are some stunningly novel ideas in Perl, for example. Many are stunningly bad, but that's always true of ambitious efforts. At its current rate of mutation, God knows what Perl might evolve into in a hundred years.

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  • Funny thing is, the article is dated April 2003, 3.5 years ago.

    There hasn't been a major release of Perl since - while the change rate of Perl might have been high before the article was written, it has hardly changed since.

  • Paul Graham's article I mentioned is very old news here at use.perl. Read PyCon DC 2003 [] by ziggy, and especially this comment [] by inkdroid. As Abigail said, the Perl and Perl development that Graham was talking about are different now.
  • At its current rate of mutation, God knows what blank might evolve into in a hundred years.

    Cheap shot, people in glass houses ... and probably a few other reasons not to ask this, but what the heck...

    How is Arc [] doing these days?