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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I think he means Osborned.

    Saying anything got Microsofted would mean it was a huge success despite being crap :-)
    • No, I think he meant Microsofted. As in killed with a pre-emptive product announcement for something that never shipped. As in Windows for Pen Computing vs. Go [abebooks.com].

      For Paul to have Osborned, he would have to have developed Lisp, shipped it, and killed it with a premature announcement about how great Arc was going to be.

      To be sure, this is an arcane secondary definition for 'Microsofted'. :-)
  • It is my contention that you don't know a programming language well enough until you have a deep understanding of its faults.

    I've begun to learn Lisp, but I noticed so much Lisp advocacy (every language community does this) that I started to wonder what parts of the language weren't all roses and rainbows. Thank you for that link.
    • I guess I should note that part of why the link is good is that it's not one-sided, it contains *discussion*. I'm more interested in hearing arguments from various perspectives then just finding out what's "wrong" with every language. :)
  • If I ever decide to use Lisp, I'll just use scheme. Always seemed more orderly to me.

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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