Re: OT: Auxlangs (was Re: "Esperanto V.2")
|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Monday, March 27, 2006, 13:45|
On 3/27/06, taliesin the storyteller <taliesin-conlang@...> wrote:
> > Whereas the corresponding program in Perl - the poster child for
> > illegibility - is a single line that says 'print "Hello, world!\n";'.
> > The only things you have to explain are the \n and maybe the
> > semicolon.
> Can't help myself - in Python that would be 'print "Hello, world!"', not
> even needing to explain a semicolon or a line shift :)
Yes,yes, but Python is claimed by its supporters to be highly legible.
I deliberately chose Perl because of its reputation for illegibility.
(Perl6, btw, will also have "say", which will automatically append the
newline, as well as "print", which will continue not to.)
Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>