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[REBOL] Re: Perl is to stupid to understand this 1 liner.

From: doug:vos:eds at: 14-Dec-2001 9:46

Thought I would reply to both real quick. John correctly interpreted my original remarks, as simply being 'funny flamebait' - and provided a great reply in the form of a usable perl 1 liner. John Sequeira wrote thus { Can't... resist ... replying to .... flamebait ...
>> perl -MDate::Manip -e "print q(bad date) unless &ParseDate( q(
29-Feb-1999 ) )" } I also want to commend the ever so wise, poly-linguistic, Joel Neely, for his sage advise, and practical reminder about ROI. When we talk about ROI in real world business, there are obviously situations where languages like Java and Perl should be leveraged to get the job done quickly. Because of the huge base of code already written in perl for the past 14 years, it has advantages. See for instance the reboLDAP gateway project, which is uses both REBOL and PERL to get the job done quickly for the fastest ROI ... When you talk about tools, (eg. toothpick, toothbrush, hammer, chisel, chain-saw, jack-hammer, duct-tape, paper-clip) you must pick the right one for the job. I have no interest in promoting a competition of one-liners. Simplicity is what I'm after. Even organic simplicity. Consider the lowly earthworm -- A great tool for converting garbage into good soil. Complex solutions don't impress me. Simple solutions to complex problems impress me. - Doug