January 5th, 2009

  • evan

larry wall love

From a reddit post that was shared for other reasons, a great response from Larry Wall:
[...] Many, including myself, find Scheme elegant and beautiful --- especially compared to baroque languages like TCL and Perl.
While I do consider the adjective "baroque" to be a compliment, I must point out that Perl is actually more of a romantic piece, with allusions to various classical motifs. My favorite composer is Mahler, which should surprise no one.