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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • In your post, you have a few arg's on why Java has problems. IMHO, you weaken your argument when you say things like:
    Java languished for a long time without regular expressions.
    That's past tense - it doesn't matter unless the current set of regular expression functionality isn't stable or as fully-featured. If it is, say that, instead of talking about how Perl was great against Java v1.0 (or whatever).

    I liked how one /. poster [slashdot.org] said:
    The regular expression support of languages like Python, Ruby, and even C# trump that of Perl.
    Can (s)he back that up?

    I guess it's kinda funny (and sad) how both sides flex their "muscles" and slip into exaggerated representations of how good their language is or how bad their non-language is.

    We need to rise above that, keep producing excellent proofs of concepts, and remain true to that great adage, "Other languages don't have to suck in order for Perl to be good."

    Peace,

    Jason