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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2006-03-13 22:12
  Subject:   [Digg] Which programming languages you should learn.
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There are "better" languages than Perl — hell, there are lots of them, if you define "better" as "not being insane". Lisp, Smalltalk, Python, gosh, I could probably name 20 or 30 languages that are "better" than Perl, inasmuch as they don't look like that Sperm Whale that exploded in the streets of Taiwan over the summer. Whale guts everywhere, covering cars, motorcycles, pedestrians. That's Perl. It's charming, really. But Perl has many, many things going for it that, until recently, no other language had, and they compensated for its exo-intestinal qualities. You can make all sorts of useful things out of exploded whale, including perfume. It's quite useful. And so is Perl.

http://www.cabochon.com/~stevey/blog-rants/tour-de-babel.html

To his further credit, he also doesn't seem overly fond of C++.

(In case you don't know, [Digg] is http://www.digg.com . Kinda like Slashdot, but with less moderation and consequently more content - and more chaos. Heh, I kinda like that. "Digg: More Content, More Chaos.")
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