Subject: Re: How is perl braindamaged? (was Re: Is LISP dying?) From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 1999/07/28 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Ray Blaak <email@example.com> | In fact, if I was stuck on a desert island, and good only keep one | programming language, it would probably be perl, due to its infectious | usefulness. hmmm. you got me thinking now. I'd choose Common Lisp, because what Perl has that Common Lisp doesn't have would keep me occupied for about six months, and then I'd have an even more infectiously useful tool that'd last me a long time plus there would be a good reason for people to save me. if you choose Perl, you either set out to do useful stuff immediately and exhaust the offers of the desert island in six months and go nuts, or you set out to write a Common Lisp in Perl, but then it would also be most beneficial for society not to save you. #:Erik -- suppose we blasted all politicians into space. would the SETI project find even one of them?