On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 4:17 AM, Eric S. Raymond <e...@thyrsus.com> wrote:
> Krzysztof Mazur <krzys...@podlesie.net>:
>> What about embedded systems? git is also useful there. C and shell is
>> everywhere, python is not.
> Supposing this is true (and I question it with regard to shell) if you
> tell me how you live without gitk and the Perl pieces I'll play that
> right back at you as your answer.

gitk is unlikely to be used on an embedded system, the perl pieces more so.

I have never understood why people complain about readability in perl.
 Just because it uses the ascii charset a bit more?  You expect a
mathematician or indeed any scientist to use special symbols to mean
special things, why not programmers?

Perhaps people should be forced to use COBOL for a few years (like I
did, a long while ago) to appreciate brevity.
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