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
> Java.

Straw man.

>>> 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.

Felipe Contreras
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