Programming languages

I've had the opportunity over the past few days to write some more C code again, and have rediscovered just how much more fun I find writing C than writing Perl. I'm considerably more productive in Perl, but it just isn't as much fun.

This is sort of annoying, because most of the stuff I work on is really better suited to Perl.

Maybe it isn't the language so much. Maybe it's actually the sort of code that I'm writing. Writing network protocol implementations and security software is really a lot more fun than writing log parsers and code that fiddles around with directory data. But I think it's more than that. There's something elegant and minimalist about C, like I'm using the most effective, most tightly honed tool for the job, that I don't get from Perl.

I should probably write more Python and see if I get more of that feeling from it. I think I might if I really embraced the whole object-oriented nature of it.

Posted: 2003-07-24 15:20 — Why no comments?

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