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syllopsium
Aug. 20th, 2003 06:31 am (UTC)
personally I think that's what Perl looks like *now*..
lostcarpark
Aug. 20th, 2003 07:02 am (UTC)
Good to see I'm not the only one who doesn't like Perl.

When I first played with it, I thought, this is rather cool. But the further I got into it, the more I've come to the conclusion that they've made too many design decisions I disagree with.

Such as... more than one way of doing things (fine up to a point, but when you have half a dozen completely different syntaxes for the same operation, it makes it difficult for novices to know what's going on), a duct should look like a duct (meaning that different bits of the language look different, leading to wild inconsistencies), and it should be possible to write your entire program in a single illegible line (no comment required).
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lostcarpark
Aug. 20th, 2003 09:47 am (UTC)
Well I do now. I respect people who can have a joke at themselves. But I still don't like Perl as a language.
mdlbear
Aug. 20th, 2003 07:21 am (UTC)
Amusing, but I like Perl. It's concise, efficient, dynamically-typed, has a flexible object model, supports keyword arguments, allows lambda expressions as first-class data, and provides full access to the operating system.

All features that Java (which I'm liking less and less as time goes by) lacks.
sbisson
Aug. 20th, 2003 07:58 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm a Perl fan too...
perlmonger
Aug. 20th, 2003 09:35 am (UTC)
...and Perl 6 is lovely

I can't wait.

But I love that cover image too :)
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