Larry Wall Quotes

Larry Wall Quotes: Any false value is gonna be fairly boring in Perl, mathematicians notwithstanding.
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Larry Wall Quote: The purpose of most computer languages is to lengthen your resume by a word and a comma.
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Quotes about Larry Wall: Over the long term, symbiosis is more useful than parasitism. More fun, too. Ask any mitochondria.
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Quote about Larry Wall: You don't have to know the whole language to use it usefully, you can do baby talk, you can do grown up talk, you can cuss in it, you can write poetry, you can be a playwright, is sort of the idea.
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Larry Wall Sayings: As a linguist, I don't think of Ada as a big language. Now, English and Japanese, those are big languages. Ada is just a medium-sized language.
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Larry Wall Saying: Hubris itself will not let you be an artist.
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Sayings about Larry Wall: Part of language design is perturbing the proposed feature in various directions to see how it might generalize in the future.
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Saying about Larry Wall: Human languages tend to be much more ambiguous than computer languages because humans are much smarter about interpreting the context.
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Larry Wall Quotes: At many levels, Perl is a 'diagonal' language.
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Larry Wall Quote: Think of prototypes as a funny markup language--the interpretation is left up to the rendering engine.
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Quotes about Larry Wall: Some of modern engineering is necessary to good art. But I think of myself is a cultural artist.
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Quote about Larry Wall: I try not to confuse roles and traits in my own life. Being the Perl god is a role. Being a stubborn cuss is a trait.
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Larry Wall Sayings: So many computer languages try to force you into one way of thinking and Perl is very much the opposite of that approach. It's kind of like a, well, sometimes Perl has been called the Swiss army chainsaw of the internet, but it's more like a Swiss army machine shop. It really gives you a lot of tools, some of which are dangerous, but it lets you get your job done very quickly.
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Larry Wall Saying: The trouble with being quoted a lot is that it makes other people think you're quoting yourself when in fact you're merely repeating yourself.
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Sayings about Larry Wall: There's some entertainment value in watching people juggle nitroglycerin.
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Saying about Larry Wall: Real programmers can write assembly code in any language.
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Larry Wall Quotes: [Perl] gives you the STDERR filehandle so that your program can make snide comments off to the side while it transforms (or attempts to transform) your input into your output.
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Larry Wall Quote: Well, hey, let's just make everything into a closure, and then we'll have our general garbage collector, installed by 'use less memory'.
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