At 08:28 PM 8/31/00 -0700, Nathan Wiger wrote:
>Larry Wall wrote:
> >
> > More generally, for all X, I wouldn't mind
> > if Perl became the language of choice for X.
>
>Who wouldn't!
>
>But I think that would probably have to be, "if Perl became the language
>of choice for X - 1".
>
>Perl's gotta be written in something, after all... ;-)

Other than the bootstrap issue and the speed issue, what's wrong with that? 
I'd rather write a parser in perl than pretty much anything else. (Well, 
OK, maybe SNOBOL, but...) Most C compilers are written in C, and if we can 
get perl emitting native code...

                                        Dan

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