Tuesday, March 22, 2005

My language is better than yours...

The so called "scripting languages" are often disparaged as toys by programmers used to using lower level languages such as C or Fortran. However Lynn Greiner has just published an interview in Microsoft's DevSource that should go some way to combating this myth where she pitches questions to a number of the luminaries from the scripting world: Damian Conway for Perl, Rohan Pall representing PHP, Ruby evangelist Dave Thomas, Jeff Hobbs for Tcl and Guido van Rossum the author of Python

Lynn's interview with the great and the good is an interesting piece, but it didn't produce anything that I'd really disagree with, although as someone who develops a great deal of software in Perl I guess I might be classed as being just a bit biased.

However considering the people being interviewed weren't aware of the other's answers it's perhaps surprising that this diverse group is singing from the same hymn sheet.