Re: Open Source Quality

From: David Mertz <voting-project_at_gnosis_dot_cx>
Date: Mon May 10 2004 - 20:55:22 CDT

On May 10, 2004, at 9:33 PM, Douglas W. Jones wrote:
> In sum, I believe we should not encourage the use of any language
> where valid programs strongly resemble line noise or compressed files
> viewed as text.

There's a saying among Pythonistas:

   Python is executable pseudo-code;
   Perl is executable line-noise.

Of course, it *is* said among Pythonistas, not among Perl mongers...
but the Perl folks don't claim the reverse, they find other benefits in
their favorite language (like TMTOWTDI, in contrast to Python's
TOOWTDI... use the google).

Still... APL is certainly even more line-noise like than Perl is.
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