OOPSLA Day 2: Greatest Finding Ever

Perl users in our study performed notably poorly… no better than a language designed largely by chance.

They mean this literally, having used in their study a language called “Randomo”:

With the exception of braces, the lexical rule for variable names, and a few operators (e.g., addition, subtraction, multiplication, division), many of the keywords and symbols were chosen randomly from the ASCII table.

http://www.cs.siue.edu/~astefik/papers/StefikPlateau2011.pdf

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