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Re: Now, to try again...

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David Grove
December 18, 2000 09:51
Re: Now, to try again...
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Andy Dougherty <> wrote:

 > The issues of 'use Python' or 'use Pythonish' are a quite different
 > I don't think anyone believes it ought to be easy to *write* the
 > module.

I do.

That's the problem. This is a nearly ubiquitously desired objective
(writing the modules or whatever they are), but I have the fear that
actually writing one will be so undaunting that it will be a seldom-used
feature, or one that will be as often avoided as complex perl OOP (beyond
the basics), provided only by the highest levels of perl mastery. I don't
see these little languages as Perl features, but as programmer features,
in a manner of speaking. IOW, something that people in general can deal
with, without gobs and gobs of perlguts. I would imagine that even
die-hard SCO-UNIX admins would be frustrated out of using the features if
they had to read 190 pages of parser manual before they could add "use


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