Gentlemen, a call to arms!

Nicholas Clark nick at
Tue Oct 17 10:11:41 BST 2006

On Mon, Oct 16, 2006 at 09:57:06PM +0000, Simon Cozens wrote:
> Nicholas Clark:
> > This paragraph all seems plausible and consistent to me, but then it makes
> > me wonder "why is Perl special?"
> > Why aren't we aware of the places where C programmers write bad Python or
> > bad Ruby? 
> Because we're Perl programmers.

so we're looking out for it.

But the impression I get is that many websites are merrily pointing out bad
perl. How come I'm now aware of websites merrily pointing out bad
{python,ruby,php,javascript} ?

Because I'm a Perl programmer and hence biased not to notice it?

Nicholas Clark

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