[LUNI] Linux Programming
Richard at RushLogistics.com
Fri Mar 8 11:36:01 CST 2002
>I sincerely hope you're right. A few years back I bought one of the "fat"
>books to teach myself Java. I set it aside in disgust when I realized I
>couldn't simply compare strings to each other w/o explicitly invoking a
>method (and of course, there are many similar frustrations).
>As far as the trends go, though... Perl's been around about five years
>or so longer than Java; Perl lacks the marketing ooomph that Sun provides
>for IT management; Perl is about to undergo changes radical enough to
>almost call it a different language.
That is completely inaccurate based on what is know about perl 6 --
which is still probably 2 years out. I attended Randal Schwartz's
lecture last month at UIC and the changes are not in the least as
radical as you characterized them here.
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