|| at Feb 27, 2002 at 9:21 am
But wouldn't it be more productive to spend all those programming
hours on a project in a langauge that students (a) know, (b) find simple,
(c) can get support for, and (d) can actually handle the job?
An old flame this isn't, I really would like to know what the point is.
I love Perl, I really do, but Perl5 just does not cut the mustard for AI
It's slow. When I was at Sussex, I suggested a few Java students of AI
and Evolutionary Systems pick up Perl, and a month later they all told me
I was crazy (reasons above).
Lee (not flaming)
At 22:04 21/01/2002 -0500, John Douglas Porter wrote:
Nathan Torkington wrote:
Ooh. I am incensed.
Or I should say, I *was* incensed.
Now I just think the guy's being foolish, for using Python rather than Java.
Yes, I am serious.
Now, should we/anyone try to do Perl AIMA?
No. Not, that is, if the goal is to get Norvig to use it instead of Python
for his book. That just ain't going to happen.
But it would be kinda cool if the Perl equivalents were created and posted
somewhere visible, so that students looking for a Perl implementation as an
alternative to the "official" code would find something. SourceForge would
John Douglas Porter