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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Old stuff.... (Score:1, Interesting)

    Just like any other list of "Wall quotes", this mainly consists of quotes of the early '90s. Any list of JAPHs I've seen also consists of things from the early '90s.

    Hasn't anyone said something about Perl worth remembering in the past 5 years? Or should we present the imagine Perl is dead and it's time it's been replaced? ;-)

    -- Abigail

  • Here's 20 of my Software - related quotes...

    Those who know that they are profound strive for clarity. Those who would like to seem profound to the crowd strive for obscurity. -- Friedrich Nietzsche

    ... implementations should follow a general principle of robustness: be conservative in what you do, be liberal in what you accept from others.Jon Postel, RFC 761

    The designer of a new kind of system must participate fully in the implementation. ---Donald E. Knuth

    More good code has been written in lang
  • Re:Old stuff.... (Score:1, Interesting)

    Greg Bacon had some up-to-date Larry quotes. I have a few of my own I am going to put in (including his recent "I like my Sarathy. I'll let you play with him if you're nice.").
  • Job security begins with C. It has no memory management model except what grows in the programmer's head. This programmer cannot be fired.

    -- Mark-Jason Dominus, on EFNet #perl, 19 July 1999

    I liked this so much I started a #perl quotes file, but this is as yet the only entry.

  • Larry Quotes (Score:1, Interesting)

    • I create nice things...because it pleases the Author of my story.
    • Here is Perl. It's yours. It's everybody's. It's part of Unix. Use it as appropriate.
    • Why would anyone want to write a Scheme intepreter in Perl?
        -- Felix Lee
        -- Larry Wall
    • You want heresy, I'll give you heresy. :-) How 'bout this:
      • Decomposition does you no good if you can't compose.
      • Shell syntax is similar to (and almost as useless as) transformational grammar.
      • A language that overly encourages c
  • "You can never entirely stop being what you once were. That's why it's important to be the right person today, and not put it off till tomorrow." -Larry Wall
    Have you seen K5 []?