It’s easy to solve the halting problem with a shotgun.
People get annoyed when you try to debug them.
Perl is worse than Python because people wanted it worse.
[Boxed] Multiple bouncing balls in a box are a metaphor for community. Notice how the escaping balls explode. This is what happens to people who move from Perl to Ruby.
For the sake of argument I’ll ignore all your fighting words.
We can debug relationships, but it’s always good policy to consider the people themselves to be features. People get annoyed when you try to debug them.
Somebody out there is going to do something that’s far more surprising than anything that I would do. I was surprised by the whole web thing in the first place.
Over the long term, symbiosis is more useful than parasitism. More fun, too. Ask any mitochondria.
As someone pointed out, you could have an attribute that says ‘optimize the heck out of this routine’, and your definition of heck would be a parameter to the optimizer.
We’re really serious about reinventing everything that needs reinventing.
There’s many scripting languages in the world, Perl is a little bit special because it is based more on some ideas from the way natural languages work.
Most of you are familiar with the virtues of a programmer. There are three, of course: laziness, impatience, and hubris.