C, please die,

Peter Corlett abuse at cabal.org.uk
Thu Dec 4 18:14:31 CST 2014

On Thu, Dec 04, 2014 at 04:39:38PM -0700, Eric Smith wrote:
> Rich Alderson <RichA at livingcomputermuseum.org> wrote:
>> I don't pretend to have explored all the dark corners of Perl,
> As someone who has written a two-pass cross-assembler in Perl, it is my
> considered opinion that Perl consists almost entirely of dark corners.

Nah, there's a massive pile of really crufty bits right there in plain sight as
well.  I have made a reasonable living out of spelunking ancient Perl
codebases, and there are times when it's like doing an autopsy on one of the
Great Old Ones.

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