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.

@nate:
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).
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[0] http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=106535&cid=9068697