Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Think about Loose Coupling

Re(2): Total Perl Domination

by FoxtrotUniform (Prior)
on Jun 04, 2002 at 18:24 UTC ( #171593=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Total Perl Domination
in thread Total Perl Domination

      I don't know what language we'll be using to solve ubiquitous, practical problems 20 years from now, but I do know it will be called Perl.
    Don't be so sure. There are many other languages out there, all of which have their uses and several of which do what Perl does at the same level (or possibly even better?).

That's pretty much exactly my point. There are many other languages out there, and the overwhelming majority of them do at least a few things better than Perl. But Perl has a tradition of embracing and incorporating the good bits, rather than sticking to its guns and pretending that it's way is the only way. (TIMTOWTDI, remember?) So (I contend that) Perl in 20 years may look nothing like it does now, but it'll still be Perl, not some language that replaced Perl's successor.

The hell with paco, vote for Erudil!
/msg me if you downvote this node, please.

Replies are listed 'Best First'.
Re(3): Total Perl Domination
by cjf (Parson) on Jun 04, 2002 at 20:18 UTC

    Sorry, I wasn't very clear. By "and several of which do what Perl does at the same level" I meant what you are referring to - borrowing from other languages.

Log In?

What's my password?
Create A New User
Domain Nodelet?
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://171593]
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others drinking their drinks and smoking their pipes about the Monastery: (5)
As of 2023-02-09 03:41 GMT
Find Nodes?
    Voting Booth?
    I prefer not to run the latest version of Perl because:

    Results (44 votes). Check out past polls.