Re: [linux-usb-devel] Re: [BK PATCH] USB changes for 2.5.34

From: Thunder from the hill (
Date: Mon Sep 16 2002 - 13:35:06 EST


On Sun, 15 Sep 2002, Larry McVoy wrote:
> It's true that one can write supportable perl but noone but a naive person
> would base a multiple platform, multi-year lifespan product on perl.

Perl is pretty useful for code generation and/or parsing, e.g. in order to
find mistakes you did or to build the thing you've created. It can also be
used to convert code. Thus I wouldn't say it's useless in an
multiple-platform multi-year environment.

> All I'm saying is that thinking is greater than debuggers. Much
> greater.

That's true, but no reason to eat people for breakfast coz they do use
debuggers to get beyond where code does what wrong.


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