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  • From: Bruce Marshall <bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 2 May 2004 12:16:13 -0400
  • Message-id: <200405021216.13719.bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Sunday 02 May 2004 11:11 am, Enrique Arizón wrote:
> I was reading the replays to "bat files on Linux" and
> was worried about how many people still defend such a
> old fashion piece of crap language called "Perl".
> Perl suck. Perl is parasitic, Perl goes nowhere.


What's your point?

> Yes, it was great 30 years ago when theory on
> software languages was in its childhood but hey, wake
> up, those days you have much better languages to do
> what Perl can do and many other things Perl just
> can't. I could list a few but I will just point to
> Python. It's much easier, much more powerfull, much
> cleaner, much more versatile, much faster, much more
> productive. Cross platform (Unix, Windows, Mac, ...).
> Just look how many proffesional software packages run
> with Python (Mailman, Plone
>, PythonCad (,
> -some parts of it-, Redhat Install & Config
> tools, PyUnit, ...). Even big consultancies are
> dropping Java and .Net in favor of Python due to its
> greater productivity. Or look here
> or here :
> or just here:
> ¡try all that stuff with parasitic-Perl if you dare!
> Sincerelly I think Perl is right now one of the best
> allyes of M$ against Unix and Linux in particular.
> ¡Drop Perl as soon as possible!

+ Bruce S. Marshall bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx Bellaire, MI 05/02/04 12:15 +
"The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the ability
to reach it."

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