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Re: Any known problems with Perl?

by grondilu (Friar)
on Nov 11, 2012 at 15:01 UTC ( #1003340=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Any known problems with Perl?

To me the main problem with Perl is that Perl6 is not fully implemented yet.

I'm not really trying to be sarcastic here. I really mean it. Perl5 is great but it is seriously getting old now. Now that I've started learning perl6, each time I write some Perl5 code, I really miss many of the cool features of perl6.

A typical example are ranges. In Perl6 when you want to write the integers from 0 to $n-1, you can type ^$n. Once you get used to such a shortcut, it's tough to keep yourself from using it.

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Re^2: Any known problems with Perl?
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 11, 2012 at 15:22 UTC
    you know, you can program your editor to fix it for you :) </duck>

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