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Re: Types in Mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg62805] Re: Types in Mathematica
  • From: Paul Abbott <paul at>
  • Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2005 13:41:14 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: The University of Western Australia
  • References: <> <dlp2ci$le$> <> <dls4vp$mmc$> <dm1ak3$i1n$> <dmjrb8$5u6$> <dmm2tp$nmo$> <dmrt6i$6le$> <> <dmui9j$ml5$>
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In article <dmui9j$ml5$1 at>,
 Sseziwa Mukasa <mukasa at> wrote:

> The ever contrarian Larry Wall of course decided that Perl, the 
> sin qua non of weak typing, would attempt to resolve that ambiguity.  
> The low regard with which Perl programmers are generally held in the 
> Computer Science community, a special circle of hell previously reserved 
> for Visual Basic users, is a by product of that fact.

A nice quote. I wonder where Mathematica programmers rank in the 
Computer Science community?


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