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  • There's no reason Perl can't be the VBA replacement.

    CPAN forms the core advantage because of it's Long Tail effect. It's not the strength of the core dependencies that is it's strength, it's the breadth of the modules.

    And that's the sort of thing that takes 5 or 10 years to really flesh out.

    I am continuously encouraging people to write CPAN modules in their obscure specialised areas, and to write internal things in the form of CPAN modules, so that later they can be moved over to CPAN easily.

    With the breadt
  • when others throw cups. python can be the pain in the ass, when you're a demanding person and ubuntu isnt the perfect distro in all terms. and why should this be a "eat or be eaten game", do we really want this? this world behave like this is no excuse because it its this way only when we allow it. the primer goal is to have joy while programming and to be effektive with your stuff, so if there is something to lern lets adapt it or when it just ruins the fun, ignore it. yes perl sometimes need some bette
  • the simplicity of syntax will make it more acceptable / accessible as a mere scripting language to non-programmers, the desktop users.

    I do not buy that argument. Applescript was supposed to be a plain English, simple language for casual users. But in reality, it's one of the most inpenetrable languages around: the best way to write code that works, is to copy a working snippet, and edit it. Starting coding from scratch is, in my experience, almost impossible to do.

    So: I tend to think that a "simple syntax