Subject: Re: How is perl braindamaged? (was Re: Is LISP dying?)
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1999/07/28
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Ray Blaak <>
| That is, in your opinion, what are the problems with the language?

  look, I have no intention of starting a language war, and I said so.

| I can think of a bunch, but given that you have had interesting insights
| in other posts, I am interested in why *you* think it is fundamentally
| braindamaged.

  Perl aficionados will crawl out of the woodwork to counter any claim,
  like have done every time in the past, and it just isn't worth anyone's
  time to do that here.  this is NOT a Perl newsgroup.  (CLISP aficionados
  get really upset with any mention of any sort of problem with it, but
  that's at least on-topic.)

  I nonetheless appreciate the compliment.

  suppose we blasted all politicians into space.
  would the SETI project find even one of them?