[Israel.pm] Is there a lack of (good) Perl programmers?
jason.elbaum at gmail.com
Fri Mar 9 04:28:48 PST 2007
On 3/9/07, Yona Shlomo <yona at cs.technion.ac.il> wrote:
> I understand people that say that C is a simple language.
> Yes. I agree, small and simple.
This is, of course, open to debate. The latest revision of the ISO C
standard is over 500 pages long, including the libraries and
appendices. On the other hand, the core language description is only
160 pages of that. Add to that compiler- and system-dependent
variations, etc. (C standard:
The Perl standard, on the other hand, is whatever your latest release
of Perl happens to implement.
Which is simpler? I don't know. Try implementing Unix's find or grep
in C versus Perl. It's much simpler to implement most common
programming tasks in Perl than in C. I think the simplicity of the
application code is far more important than the simplicity of the
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