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RE: Perl Superiority Replace All Langs, BLAH BLAH BLAh

by Jouke (Curate)
on Oct 02, 2000 at 11:23 UTC ( #34878=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Perl Superiority Replace All Langs, BLAH BLAH BLAh
in thread JARTUP (Just Another Reason to Use Perl)

I do agree with you. But as far as my experience goes, I think that Perl is best for general programming, and if speed is an issue, C(++) should be used. But from within Perl, that would mean, writing most stuff in Perl itself, and use the speed-needing code in C, and link it to Perl with XS.

I've used lots of environments, Prolog, Pascal, C (a little), Mapper, Progress 4GL, REXX, but never found a language that suited for so many different tasks like Perl does.

I don't know anything about LISP, but I can't imagine that it would be worth learning if Perl speeds up my productivity as much as it does...

Jouke Visser, Perl 'Adept'
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RE: RE: Perl Superiority Replace All Langs, BLAH BLAH BLAh
by clemburg (Curate) on Oct 02, 2000 at 11:52 UTC

    Wrong. Given the background you cite, you would almost certainly profit from learning a functional language (LISP or Scheme spring to mind, or Haskell).

    Please see also Why I like functional programming (from tilly). It will provide more background.

    Christian Lemburg
    Brainbench MVP for Perl
    http://www.brainbench.com

      Thanx for the link. Nice to read something like this. Maybe sometime, someday, somewhere, somehow I'll get myself to learn it. But not now... ;-)

      Jouke Visser, Perl 'Adept'

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