[oclug] Why Perl is a Bad Language
linuxdoctor at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 22 15:46:46 EST 2001
--- Dave O'Neill <doneill at linuxcare.com> wrote:
> Correctness proofs for any nontrivial piece of software are
> difficult, if
> not impossible, no matter what the language.
And perl makes it exponentially harder...
> [ snip incorrect and misleading bit on NP-Completeness ]
Oh, incorrect how? I was trying to simplify it for the crowd out
there who don't know (and don't care) about the theory. But, I'd be
interested in hereing your views offline.
[I've snipped the rest as irrelevent to what I want to say]
Very good critique indeed most of which I agree with.
There are no stupid questions, but there are a LOT of inquisitive idiots.
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