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the amazing fortune cookie meditation.

by josh (Scribe)
on Jan 18, 2001 at 15:35 UTC ( #52745=perlmeditation: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

The wise programmer hears of Perl and practices it diligently.
The average programmer hears of Perl and gives it a thought now and again.
The foolish programmer hears of Perl and laughs aloud(amoung other things).

cheers,
josh :)

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Re: the amazing fortune cookie meditation.
by mrmick (Curate) on Jan 18, 2001 at 19:16 UTC
    The foolish programmer hears of Perl and laughs aloud(amoung other things).

    The foolish programmer hears of ANY language and laughs aloud without trying it.

    Mick
      The True Hacker hears of Perl and practices it when it is the proper hammer for his nail.

      -Lexicon

(bbq) Re: the amazing fortune cookie meditation.
by BBQ (Deacon) on Jan 19, 2001 at 00:07 UTC
    I don't want to burst the bubble of fun here, but I can write pretty foolish perl code! Anyone can be cool, clever, uncool and stupid in any language (err.. okay, maybe it IS impossible to do anything cool with VB, but that's beside the point). My point is that the language is not the programmer or its programming style.

    #!/home/bbq/bin/perl
    # Trust no1!
      No, it is possible to write cool code in VB. The problem is, the problem space where VB is the optimal solution is so much smaller than that of Perl, that it appears almost non-existant.
        I don't think it is a question of problem space itself, instead I find it a question of the size of the intersection between VB's problem space and Perl's problem space.

        If I wanted to write a client GUI that connects to a SQLServer7 database - I would go with VB, especially in a MicroSoft Transaction Server environment.

        But I have a feeling that ActiveState might change that. . .

        Just a thought.

        Jeff

        L-LL-L--L-LL-L--L-LL-L--
        -R--R-RR-R--R-RR-R--R-RR
        F--F--F--F--F--F--F--F--
        (the triplet paradiddle)
        
Re: the amazing fortune cookie meditation.
by InfiniteSilence (Curate) on Jan 19, 2001 at 21:54 UTC
    Master Po and his student approached the babbling brook. As they came to the rocky promonitory overlooking the water, he stretched out his, signaling the student to stop. Master Po gazed out at the cranes, flying slowly over the water, gliding with outstretched wings, effortlessly picking up and slooping down as it best suited them. "What is the highest form of resolve?" Master Po asked. The student was quick to reply: "To be unfettering; to be unwieldy with respect to your goal." "Is that all that is required?" Master Po asked, discerningly. "No, " the student replied. "Then what?" Master Po asked, "is required?" The student pondered, and then found the solution. "You must have a goal. One that is a worthy and noble goal -- a goal which can serve to ever sharpen your skill and further your resolve. One that can bring you into accord with the universe."

    Master Po smiled, and looked beyond toward the cranes readying themselves for a feast of fish in the waters below.

    Celebrate Intellectual Diversity

      good story, but...
      wheres the part where Master Po and his student have to do some major
      kung fu action to defend the village of monks? *grin* i just saw crouching tiger, hidden dragon
      excellent movie! if anyone has not seen it, they should!

      :-)

      cheers,
      josh
Re: the amazing fortune cookie meditation.
by tune (Curate) on Jan 18, 2001 at 20:53 UTC
    the foolish programmer writes "code" in ASP and Visual Basic, and never heard about anything else :-P

    -- tune

      There are many paths to enlightenment and no "One True Way". We win respect and followers by pointing out the strengths of our own path...not the weakness of others.

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