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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I impressed my networking professor ("Ziggy", but not the ziggy of use Perl;) so much with this webserver [sourceforge.net] that when he learned we would be taking compilers together the next semester, he asked me to be on his team along with another professor. Neither one had a doctorate [yet], but they were both smart and qualified lecturers. Ironically, Ziggy got a spectacular job offer during the semester and left the class, while our other partner [uta.edu] and I finished up (thanks to Ziggy's head start on the lexer).

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    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
  • Did you, like me, learn OO first from Perl? I thought OO was a buzzword until Perl convinced me otherwise. I didn't learn C++ until my second AI class, and learned Java on my own because I thought it would be useful. Both of these were long after I had a firm grasp of OO and was using it routinely in Perl.

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    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
    • Well, if you watch Kids In The Hall, you might remember a sketch about a guy who understood no English, but could speak several hundred sentences by rote. This meant that, when someone came in and asked him a question, he responded that he didn't understand what they were asking, or what he was saying, even though it was in perfect English.

      Similarly, I coded for a short time in Inform, Graham Nelson's language for writing interactive fiction. Inform is object-oriented, and I wrote working code, but I di

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