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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

      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'