I keep hearing about this Amazon thing. Maybe some day I will try it.

Programming is Hard, Let's Go Scripting... -Larry Wall


Very entertaining recollection, showing a little of the human-side of an icon like himself. :P

Here's how he starts:

I think, to most people, scripting is a lot like obscenity. I can't define it, but I'll know it when I see it. Here are some common memes floating around:

    Simple language
    "Everything is a string"
    Rapid prototyping
    Glue language
    Process control
    Domain specific
    "Batteries included"

...I don't see any real center here, at least in terms of technology. If I had to pick one metaphor, it'd be easy onramps. And a slow lane. Maybe even with some optional fast lanes.

I didn't find he arrogant at all, unlike some other people over at Reddit.
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December 8th, 2007 11:13am
December 8th, 2007 12:27pm
After dealing with Perl, which seems straightforward procedurally, it's weird trying to grok Java, how everything has to be some in classes method, except for the very little in main(), which is not as powerful and normal as I had bargained on.
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December 8th, 2007 2:16pm

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