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reply Patrick Down <pat codemoon.com> writes:
Slashdot has an interview with Laray Wall (the Perl guy).
http://interviews.slashdot.org/interviews/02/09/06/1343222.shtml?tid=145

I like this quote in reguard to the design and evolution of Perl.

"We often chant the slogan: "Easy things should be easy, and hard things 
should be possible." 

But as with any slogan, there are some qustionable assumptions hidden 
behind the sentiment. We assume that it's obvious which things should be 
easy or hard, and that the things that are currently easy are the things 
that ought to be easy."
Sep 06 2002
parent "Walter" <walter digitalmars.com> writes:
It's a great interview.

"Patrick Down" <pat codemoon.com> wrote in message
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 Slashdot has an interview with Laray Wall (the Perl guy).
 http://interviews.slashdot.org/interviews/02/09/06/1343222.shtml?tid=145

 I like this quote in reguard to the design and evolution of Perl.

 "We often chant the slogan: "Easy things should be easy, and hard things
 should be possible."

 But as with any slogan, there are some qustionable assumptions hidden
 behind the sentiment. We assume that it's obvious which things should be
 easy or hard, and that the things that are currently easy are the things
 that ought to be easy."

Sep 06 2002