Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
We don't bite newbies here... much
 
PerlMonks  

Re^2: The Slashdot Interview With Larry Wall

by choroba (Cardinal)
on Jul 18, 2016 at 13:36 UTC ( [id://1167970] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: The Slashdot Interview With Larry Wall
in thread The Slashdot Interview With Larry Wall

But some answers are hilarious, e.g. to someone asking about why Perl syntax is so bad:

> Perl and "Rizla fine rolling papers" should have a common tag line: It's what you make of it

($q=q:Sq=~/;[c](.)(.)/;chr(-||-|5+lengthSq)`"S|oS2"`map{chr |+ord }map{substrSq`S_+|`|}3E|-|`7**2-3:)=~y+S|`+$1,++print+eval$q,q,a,

Replies are listed 'Best First'.
Re^3: The Slashdot Interview With Larry Wall
by stevieb (Canon) on Jul 18, 2016 at 13:47 UTC

    ...and:

    "What do you say about this criticism and the exploited flaws?"

    LW: "Doctor, it hurts when I do this!"

    "Well then, don't do that."

      I kinda like this quote, from a question, rather than from LW:

      "[learning Perl 6] involves learning a new language I thought I knew well.

      Principle of Least Astonishment: Any language that doesn’t occasionally surprise the novice will pay for it by continually surprising the expert