graeme_p - 5:09 am on Oct 22, 2012 (gmt 0)
Agreed, if that is what Lucy is trying to do. That said it is not the only choice.
I disagree about Perl. It makes it easy to produce hard to maintain code (so perhaps it is a good replacement for BASIC!), and I cannot see that it has any particular advantages, and there are much nicer to learn and maintain alternatives.