On Thu, Jun 6, 2013 at 8:46 AM, Barry Fishman <barry_fish...@acm.org> wrote:
> On 2013-06-06 09:01:48 EDT, Felipe Contreras wrote:
>> Nobody is judging the usefulness of a language, I have plenty of
>> arguments for that, but this is about popularity.
> I used "usefulness" in its general vague sense. It is useful to be popular,
> I don't make choices solely on that or I would be writing everything in
>>> Personally I would like the Git client to be packaged with as few
>>> dependencies as possible. Right now that seems to require Shell, Sed,
>>> Awk and Perl. The documentation has other requirements, but a prebuild
>>> tar file is available.
>> I would be perfectly fine with replacing shell, sed, awk and perl with
>> ruby. But that's not what you are arguing, is it?
I don't know what you are saying, but it clearly has nothing to do
with the point.
Perl is declining, and it would be wise to use another language instead of it.
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