Syntactic sugar causes cancer of the semicolon

Feed your sigmonster : the Contempt page contains some fine quotes from people like Dijkstra, Pitman and Baker ventilating their opinion on computer languages. C or Perl zealots may put on their asbestos suit :

"The perl programmer who veers off the road into the forest will get out of his car and cut down each and every tree that blocks his progress, then drive a few meters and repeat the whole process. whether he gets where he wanted to go or not is immaterial - a perl programmer will happily keep moving forward and look busy.

What really pisses me off with Perl is that people work so hard doing so terribly little while they think they have worked very little doing something really nifty. Fools!"

kristof Thu, 05/18/2006 - 21:28

In reply to by Serge van Gind…

Damnit ! I'm way too tired today to blog decently. Self-LARTing applied...
Thanx for the proofreading, Serge.