17 Dec 2008

If programming languages were religions

Posted by ged

If programming languages were religions…

  • Lisp would be Zen Buddhism – There is no syntax, there is no centralization of dogma, there are no deities to worship. The entire universe is there at your reach – if only you are enlightened enough to grasp it. Some say that it’s not a language at all; others say that it’s the only language that makes sense.
  • Perl would be Voodoo – An incomprehensible series of arcane incantations that involve the blood of goats and permanently corrupt your soul. Often used when your boss requires you to do an urgent task at 21:00 on friday night.
  • Python would be Humanism – It’s simple, unrestrictive, and all you need to follow it is common sense.

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