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Joshua N Pritikin
November 19, 1999 09:39
peace! (was Re: Get a real programming language)
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On Fri, Nov 19, 1999 at 10:00:31AM -0700, wrote:
> >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.
> So what's this, a strawman combined with argument ad hominem?

Wow, this is like so predictable.  As soon as I saw Ilya's "use" hack, I
started expecting Tom to write up a counterargument, Ilya to dismiss it,
and then a quick progression to pointless flame war.  Ilya & Tom, I
think you've made you're positions clear.  If not, let's give this the
same treatment that we gave to ??.

> What's the path forward?
> --tom

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