Re: "Perl is the duct tape of the Internet" and other musings

Brad Cox (
Tue, 14 Jul 1998 16:55:54 -0400

At 08:22 AM -0400 07/14/1998, John M. Klassa wrote:
>How so (in the case of perl, anyway)? Perl5's references give you pretty
>much all the flexibility that pointers do...

Perl does have COBOL-style report generation capabilities. I've never used
them. I use it as a straight OO language for the most part, with grep there
when you need it. Suspect most perl programmers use it this way don't even
realize report generation stuff is there too.

Brad Cox; George Mason University; 703 361 4751; A Project with Paradoxical Goals