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Comment: Re:Cryptic? (Score 1) 332 332

by publius_ovidius (#18107276) Attached to: Minimal Perl for Unix and Linux People

I don't hate Perl and I'm competent with it, but if I wanted to deal with that level of bookkeeping, I'd probably just write C and be done with it.

Whoa there, dude. Hinting at a comparison of Perl's references to C's pointers is like comparing untying your shoelace to untying the Gordian knot. In fact, comparing something so simple (with a sometimes annoying syntax) with something so confusing that many programmers never master it is so ridiculous that I know that couldn't possibly be what you meant. So what did you mean?

Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (4) How many times do we have to tell you, "No prior art!"

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