Posted Jan 4, 2010 22:16 UTC (Mon) by ncm
Parent article: A summary of 2009 Perl 6 activity
It appears that Perl may be turning into a wanklage. A wanklage is most typically a language for which there is more enthusiasm in discussions of how it may be implemented than in what new programs and libraries can be written in it. (Well-known wanklages include Lisp and Haskell.) Enthusiasts of wanklages are frequently more interested in how cool various features are than in how useful they may be in writing real programs. Currying is one such feature. Another mark of a wanklage is long discussions of how to overcome its built-in impediments to solving simple problems.
Use "wanklage" in a sentence today.
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