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  • by ziggy (25) on 2002.11.17 22:49 (#14837) Journal
    The next time someone accuses Perl of being like APL (e.g. cryptic, unreadable and write-only), why not cite [] the defense that APL programmers use:

    APL is Unreadable
    “You know what, Russian is unreadable, I don’t know Russian, so it’s unreadable. If you don’t know it, it’s unreadable.”

    APL is Unmaintainable
    Because APL is unreadable, it’s a write-only language, hence is unmaintainable.