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Wednesday April 06, 2005
01:52 PM


[ #24042 ]
Hmmm.. haven't used that since my punk (MDC/Crass/Blitz/Clash/DK/Partisans still come to mind) days but it seems to fit ...

Frank Atanassow writes:

I've looked at the Perl apocalypses and they are hardly more than a scatter-brained enumeration of trivia and faux pas; it reads like a blind man's account of constructing a puzzle. It doesn't solve problems by solving problems; it's a misadventure in stochastic symbol-pushing. Perl 6 is just another iteration in that language's interminable and drunken meandering. Occasionally it stumbles across a good idea, in the same way that a construction worker might unearth a fossil when drives his pickaxe through it. According to you, I guess "we can regard him as" a paleontologist, then.

(I'm sorry but I really need to get this off my chest, again:) Scripting languages thrive on hype because they have no other advantage; their advantage is the hype, and the popularity which accompanies it. Sure, Perl may be an improvement on sh (frankly, I am not so sure :) but it is hard to find a strawer man.

1 will get you 10 that this guy is doing his PHD or first of many post doc's and has never held a real job ...

All theory and no practice ...

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  • Frank, the author of the first quote: []
    at least if my web browsing skills are still sharp.

    Looks to me like your diagnosis was correct:

        "I have a few side-projects, probably none of which will ever reach fruition before evolving into something else"

    Yay, ivory-tower man!