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Re: [ID 19991116.002] perl5.005_02: my_setenv() and Term::ReadLine::Gnu

Raphael Manfredi
November 19, 1999 01:14
Re: [ID 19991116.002] perl5.005_02: my_setenv() and Term::ReadLine::Gnu
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:On Thu, Nov 18, 1999 at 08:24:29PM -0700, Tom Christiansen wrote:
:> Perl is a programming language.  Finis.
:Says the same guy who claims that calling shell has no significant
:speed penalty, hash access is only 20% slower than lexicals, etc etc etc.
:Yeah, right...

And your point is exactly?...

How do you define a "programming language"? For me, it's a language I
can program whith. Programming meaning laying out instructions and having
a Turing machine process them, in a predictable and repeatable way.

Up to now:

    for (my $i = 0; $i < 10; $i++) {
        print "i = $i\n";

has never failed to produce its expected output. And that's only one
of the numerous programs I've ever been writing in Perl for almost
10 years. ;-)

Perl IS a programming language. Period!

The mere fact that we even NEED to ARGUE about this is a sure sign that
there is a great mis-communication problem between p5p people.

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