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

From: joel:neely:fedex at: 15-Dec-2001 4:04

Hi, Doug, Vos, Doug wrote:
> Thought I would reply to both real quick. > > John correctly interpreted my original remarks, > as simply being 'funny flamebait' ... >
He who posts flamebait had best be wearing asbestos long johns... ;-) Seriously, I didn't intend to sound negative or critical, but I have a long history with language "holy wars" going back to the days when the wars were over FORTRAN vs. COBOL vs. Assembler. Almost every language I know has *something* it can do more compactly than almost all other languages. Hence my own knee- jerk reaction that pulling out one such example proves little. As for the rest, consider my experience of showing REBOL to a Perl bigo^H^H^H^Hfan whose knee-jerk reaction was that since regular expressions are more compact than PARSE rules, REBOL must be stupid. (Those weren't the exact words, but the attitude was clear.) You can imagine how happy I was(N'T) over *that* reaction. -jn- -- I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones. -- John Cage joel+dot+neely+at+fedex+dot+FIX+PUNCTUATION+com