Originally Posted by lutusp
They are weak imitations now.
I have an Apple II in my closet. It was once the only personal computer. Now it is a weak imitation of any current PC.
I didn't mean to make Perl sound like the ultimate scripting language -- I might take that position were Perl code not so hard to read. But sed, awk and the rest are the detritus of a bygone era. Just like my Apple II.
Hmm . . . what, then, are their replacements? What in the current era has replaced these "relics?" Please don't say perl . . . that is not apples to apples. By your reasoning, the CLI in entirety is vestigial.
I would not call your Apple ][ an "imitation" of any kind, and certainly not in relation to a modern PC. If anything it is an "obsolete fore-bearer."