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  • Not bad form (Score:3, Interesting)

    by jdavidb (1361) on 2002.05.29 9:36 (#8896) Homepage Journal

    In fact, it's par for the course. I can say that, because I did it, too. :)


    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
  • At this rate, I might make VBA almost usable, though I doubt it as there are so many deficiencies in this braindead language, so many things that it's designed not to be able to do...

    I've created a VBA module with a number of Perllike list utilities - makeList, makeHash, split, join, push, pop, shift etc.. I was going to post the module for your interest, (if you're using VBA, or just want to laugh at the tortuous syntax) but I got this use.perl error:

    Lameness filter encountered.
    Your comment violate



  • Your closing got me to thinking... so far we have:
    • perl - Makes easy things easy and hard things possible
    • VBA - Makes hard things easy and easy things hard to impossible

    And the following, avaliable for assignment:

    • Makes easy things hard, and hard things impossible
    • Makes easy things impossible, and hard things unthinkable
    • Makes easy things require 367 .dll files, 6 reboots, and a bluescreen every 5 minutes thereafter
    • Makes "Hello, world" into a 40 line program
    • Makes strings into integers, four per byte (