C, please die,

ben bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca
Thu Dec 4 18:40:16 CST 2014

On 12/4/2014 5:14 PM, Peter Corlett wrote:
> 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.

It is good to see other bits being used. There must be mountains of 
broken and aging 0's and 1's in this digital age to use up. :-)
I think the real reason other other languages have appeared is that
you have large memory to handle bigger problems of today.


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