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[Gnucap-devel] Re: Language syntax

From: Jonathan David
Subject: [Gnucap-devel] Re: Language syntax
Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2006 00:15:37 -0700 (PDT)

Here is one of those missing messages.. my  bad..

>I will take it no matter what language it is written in.

I will see if I can get it now.. 

>There is a big difference in the style of these languages.  I 
>find the idea of perl being a "super awk" a bit strange.  awk 
>is a "logic" language.  perl is an "imperitive" language.  The 
>programming style is completely different.  I think many of 
>those who automatically recommend against awk are not 
>comfortable with the logic style programming.

>The classic logic language is prolog.  awk and make are also 
>logic languages.

Hm.. might be accurate. The style seemed SO different that I didn't
want to bother with attempting to learn it. I have rarely seen a simple
job that stays simple.
I'm planning to learn make.. - its on the recommended list from
 software carpentry. somewhere in my bookmarks on  (automate your build process) but this is the 
that might break the rule above.. 
- I have been trying to move new projects to python.. but continue to use perl 
where I am extending a previous application.

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