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Re: Gary's Recollections of Delta

I have to echo what Ralph and Aron have said about perl.  Its the
closest thing I've come to BASIC-PLUS in terms of productive
interactive development environments.  M-x perldb in emacs gives it
everything that those fancy development environments on the PC have
(with the exception of creating one's GUI by dragging components off a
palette and adjusting property values).  Perl's string handling
exceeds the string functions of B+ with its associative array handling
however.  I like the fact that perl stole all the best from B+, awk,
sed, grep, etc.  Of course it is a bit of a beast as a result.  (Perl
stands for "practically everything, right Larry?" :)

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