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Journal of nicholas (3034)

Thursday February 26, 2004
03:37 PM

I like perl

[ #17640 ]

Not a huge amount more to add.

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  • You should try out ocaml. You might like it, too.

    Perl is inappopriate for some applications, where precision and efficiency
    are important.

    Of course, perl -ple is super-glorious for those frequent situations where
    precision and efficiency don't matter so much.

    • On the contrary, perl -pe is excellent for applications where you want precision and efficiency, particularly that derived from improvement over manual editing. :-)