[Israel.pm] Is there a lack of (good) Perl programmers?

Yona Shlomo yona at cs.technion.ac.il
Fri Mar 9 04:50:24 PST 2007

On Fri, 9 Mar 2007, Jason Elbaum wrote:

> 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
> language.

C is a smaller and simpler language than Perl.
This does not mean that it is always easier to program a
solution to a problem in C than in Perl. I would argue that
most programs are easier to program in Perl rather than in

Shlomo Yona
yona at cs.technion.ac.il

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