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Comment: Re:Cryptic? (Score 1) 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?

"Stupidity, like virtue, is its own reward" -- William E. Davidsen

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