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Re: Release next week?

From: Eric Siegerman
Subject: Re: Release next week?
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 14:36:32 -0400
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On Tue, Apr 10, 2001 at 05:39:28AM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Akim Demaille <address@hidden> writes:
> >>>>>> "Alexandre" == Alexandre Oliva <address@hidden> writes:
> > Alexandre> I hate Perl.  Really.  I mean it.

Me too.  Every week.  It's offensively ugly -- nothing but a
bucket of special cases.  But it works.

> [Perl] is, however, about the most
> ubiquitous language available outside of Bourne, Korn, C-shell (which
> isn't even worth thinking about -- *shudder*), and C.  You'll probably
> find more systems with Perl than with a working C++ compiler.

FWIW, there's also more likely to be a binary Perl distribution
than some of the others.  Perl lists 50 or so platforms either
with binary distributions, or with Perl included in the
distribution.  Python lists 17.


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