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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@...>


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