Linked by Ritesh Kumar on Thu 13th May 2004 19:31 UTC
General Development In recent years "scripting languages" are becoming a path which is a must go for rapid application development. The open source community has seen many scripting language implementations. Some really popular and good ones available are perl and python.
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RE: RE: Where is Pike?
by monkeyboy on Fri 14th May 2004 12:20 UTC

Wow - cool to see pike mentioned! =)
Pike is _really_ fast [0] and comes with some nice syntactic sugar. Above all, pike has a loot of neat fetures for string manipulations and a pretty nice set of extensions by modules.
There seems to be something like CPAN for pike emerging now as well.

Of course you are right. People should really look around and try out a lot of languages. Even similar languages like
OCAML and SML. But when you say that If you cannot get over a syntax, that's not good. and You should study formal languages well and understand that syntax is really not a factor at all. I have to disagree.

Syntax is what makes a language to make sense for a certain type of use (methodology if you want). For instance switch statements on strings in pike or php is by far more readable and understandable than if/elseif or dictionaries (mapping a string to code).