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Subject:Re: Thoughts on maintaining perl
From:Tom Christiansen (tchr@chthon.perl.com)
Date:May 25, 2000 2:46:43 pm
List:org.perl.advocacy

What comment would you put to explain it that would really help someone who has not seen it? What comment does someone need who knows it is coming? It is part of a philosophy of programming. He got it from Lisp. I seen him demonstrate variations on it in Perl, C, C++, and JavaScript. In fact the first question he has about a language is, "Does it support closures?"

A programmer who hasn't been exposed to all four of the imperative, functional, objective, and logical programming styles has one or more conceptual blindspots. It's like knowing how to boil but not fry. Programming is not a skill one develops in five easy lessons.

--tom