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09:49 am, 2 Feb 05

jwz quote

I had a meeting on Monday where the presentation began with the jwz quote:
Some people, when confronted with a problem, think “I know, I’ll use regular expressions.” Now they have two problems.
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So, so, true.

But because it’s usenet it becomes a flame war, of course. But there are some other zingers:
  • > To me perl is the triumph of utalitarianism.

    So are cockroaches. So is ‘sendmail’.
  • I’ve been hacking C (it’s not just a language, it’s a grade) ...
  • Maybe someday, the language that practicality makes us settle for will also be one that doesn’t suck quite so much as the current crop do. Maybe we won’t be “settling” at all.

    I expect this will be about the time we’re all buzzing around on jet packs, living in automatic houses, and driving nuclear-powered cars.