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Journal of rafael (2125)

Tuesday February 03, 2004
08:11 AM

Templating module

[ #17180 ]

The first production language I ever wrote was an inside-out language where control commands were embedded in text that was to be output by default.
-- Larry Wall in perl6-language.

Yes, this is true: everyone begins by writing his own templating module.

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  • Perhaps in the age of the Internet, didn't people use to write their own 'database' systems, so they could keep track of addresses, records and groups of scouts?

    I have seen quite a few of those in Comal 80 and similar ;)
    • Comal? Wasn't that the Pascal on the Compis computers solely used in schools?

      I thought that was a bad idea only implemented in Swedish schools?
  • Personally, I like this part of the message:
    A compiler must absolutely never emit an inaccurate line number if it can help it.
    This is a great Wallism.