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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] OT: Lisp

From: Andrew Suffield
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] OT: Lisp
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 08:11:50 +0000
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On Thu, Nov 20, 2003 at 01:03:53AM -0600, Charles Duffy wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-11-19 at 20:47, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> > Certainly all the languages common in the real world [...] don't have
> > any singular focus on one particular technique.
>         "There is more than one way to do it".
>         "There is only one Right Way to do it."
>         "Everything is an object."
> Any of these sound familiar?

Yeah. The first is a quote from Larry Wall, underlining how perl
doesn't focus on any particular technique, but instead endeavours to
enable you to do whatever you want.

I don't know where you got the second one from. Nor does

The third is from the design for perl6, a language which doesn't exist
yet, but which already has many pages of design outline describing all
the different things that are being combined in it.

What's your point? None of this seems relevant to the discussion at
hand, except to demonstrate that perl doesn't fit the category of
languages with a focus on one singular technique (which everybody knew
already; perl is probably the antithesis of this).

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