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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Some "How Do I" questions

From: Tom Lord
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Some "How Do I" questions
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2003 14:08:30 -0700 (PDT)

    > From: Robert Anderson <address@hidden>

    > On Sat, 2003-09-06 at 19:17, Miles Bader wrote:
    > > BTW, you should check out awk sometime, it's vaguely aimed at the same
    > > problem space as perl, but it's an utterly cleaner language (it has
    > > something like 1/20 of perl's syntax!), and is almost universally
    > > installed on unix systems.  If Larry Wall had any taste, perl would have
    > > looked an awful lot more like awk...

    > Cue "two problems" cliches...

Nah.  Let's bring up cliches about languages that admit tiny and
tractable implementations and have such a clear operational model that
even when you're "high level programming" you know pretty much exactly
what's going to happen at run-time.

Honestly, funny as I find the "... use awk ... now you have two
problems" joke, it never quite seemed to point to a deeper truth to


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