Re: Best unix programming language or tool for dealing with plaintext DBs?
From: Russell Shaw (rjshawN_o_at_s_pam.netspace.net.au)
Date: Sat, 05 Nov 2005 13:38:01 +1100
Pascal Bourguignon wrote:
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>>>Måns Rullgård wrote:
>>>>>Would you guys suggest I learn perl before lisp, or lisp before
>>>>"LISP is worth learning for the profound enlightenment experience
>>>>you will have when you finally get it; that experience will make
>>>>you a better programmer for the rest of your days." -- Eric
>>>>You'll probably find it easier coming to terms with Perl.
>>>I'm so sorry, I'm a little thick today, does this mean that learning
>>>perl first would be easier, or that learning lisp first would make
>>>it easier for me to come to terms with perl when i later learn it?
>>Forget about lisp for something like this. This kind of thing is what
>>perl was made for.
> perl is unreadable and unwritable. At least, with APL it was
> unreadable, but you could write it...
> Lisp is readable and writable.
Perl is easy once you rtfm and use comments. I've only ever heard
of lisp being used for some editor that masquerades as an OS;)