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Re: Styles of programming and How We Think

by itub (Priest)
on Oct 22, 2004 at 12:45 UTC ( #401459=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Styles of programming and How We Think

There is a widely circulated pro-Python joke that says that Perl is the dark side of the Force. Perhaps, but who cares? I always found the dark side cooler ;-)
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Re^2: Styles of programming and How We Think
by bunnyman (Hermit) on Oct 22, 2004 at 21:26 UTC

    Time and again we repeat the mantra: "Bad programmers write unmaintainable code in every language."

    A master was explaining the nature of Tao of to one of his novices. ``The Tao is embodied in all software - regardless of how insignificant,'' said the master.

    ``Is the Tao in a hand-held calculator?'' asked the novice.

    ``It is,'' came the reply.

    ``Is the Tao in a video game?'' continued the novice.

    ``It is even in a video game,'' said the master.

    ``And is the Tao in Visual Basic?''

    The master coughed and shifted his position slightly. ``The lesson is over for today,'' he said.

Re^2: Styles of programming and How We Think
by Zed_Lopez (Chaplain) on Oct 22, 2004 at 20:23 UTC

    I first encountered that just a couple of weeks ago. What Yoda's really saying there is that he fears the freedoms that Perl gives, and longs for constraints.

    Basically, he's sounding like a good little citizen of the Empire.

    (I actually like Python; I just don't like that joke.)

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