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@jamey so it would just mark every line of code as “needs to be rewritten in a different language”? You can probably write that tool in perl with like 2 characters. Ok, maybe 3 characters.

Just kidding, sorry, I just couldn’t resist.

@ferris Yeah, that's kind of funny, but I've been working on recognizing that people use all these languages for a variety of good reasons, even if I don't personally like the language very much. In the case of DreamWidth, they inherited the '90s LiveJournal code base. Unless someone writes a semantics-preserving translator from Perl to some other language, that project is probably going to keep using that code forever, and I think they're probably right to do so.

@jamey yea makes sense to me. I didn’t mean that as a criticism I just had a silly thought and threw it out there. Not constructive in any way.

I use ruby and js the most, and a lot of people could bring up a lot of terrible things about both of those languages.

Sorry if I sounded arrogant

@ferris Yeah, I used to say bad things about Ruby, and I only finally gave it a real shot last week, and it turns out there are some things I really like about it? And people love to hate JavaScript but there's some stuff to love there too, especially in modern versions.

I don't think you sounded arrogant, but there's a really common trap for us programmers that takes some thought to escape from, and I'd like to encourage you to read blog.aurynn.com/2015/12/16-con about it.

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