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Re: Introduction

From: Daniel Stenberg <daniel_at_haxx.se>
Date: 2001-03-02 10:00:20 CET

On Fri, 2 Mar 2001, Eric S. Raymond wrote:

> I get a little nervous when I hear "Perl" in a context like this. I used
> to write a lot of Perl, but have almost completely abondoned the
> language. The problem I have is that Perl is a maintainability disaster,
> very nearly a write-only language at program sizes over a few hundred
> lines.

I feel lot of anti-perl movements in the open source/free software
communities these days.

I think it is sad, and I do believe perl has a place in every hacker's
library of tools. To judge anything based on the selected language is not a
very encouraging attitude.

I say let everyone do anything using their language of choice. If it isn't
good enough, and if we can't join in and improve it at that point, then let's
make a competing tool that is better and that is written in my language of

IMHO: We should not make any script language mandatory for extensions, we
should encourage and support all languages people want to use.

      Daniel Stenberg - http://daniel.haxx.se - +46-705-44 31 77
   ech`echo xiun|tr nu oc|sed 'sx\([sx]\)\([xoi]\)xo un\2\1 is xg'`ol
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