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Re: Dots and cargo-cult programming

by nysus (Parson)
on Jul 15, 2001 at 01:26 UTC ( #96777=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Dots and cargo-cult programming

I just want to say that this territorial outlook toward random symbols is very interesting to me. I wonder: why do programmers, a highly intelligent group of abstract thinkers, become so emotionally attached to a language? Maybe it's because we invest so much time and mental energy---maybe even our very souls---into a language that we actually end up bonding with it!

What's also interesting is to see a tool become politicized which follows into my line of thinking that everything is political. If you're not on a deserted island, you will never escape the world of politics.

My point: none. Just wanted to share my observations. (OK, OK, my hidden political agenda is that I wouldn't mind picking up some XP! :)

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Re: Re: Dots and cargo-cult programming
by bikeNomad (Priest) on Jul 15, 2001 at 01:38 UTC
    As I said, I really don't care one way or the other what Perl6 does, though I'd rather see a syntax that would be less confusing (and some of the changes in Perl6 will help there).

    I suspect that I'll have trouble with confusing ~= and =~ (especially because Smalltalk uses ~= for "not equal"). If I'm still using Perl by the time Perl6 comes out.

    I just thought it was curious that people thought that the copy/paste thing was important enough that they'd let it influence language syntax.

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