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Perl's gems

by clintp (Curate)
on Apr 06, 2002 at 04:21 UTC ( #157120=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Perl's Bad Ideas
in thread Perl's Bad Ideas

  • Perl's laissez faire approach to OO. Most people bitch and moan about it for one reason or another, but I like being able to be as OO as I want to be... or not. It's just so damned easy to do exactly what I want, I figure those that complain are either grinding axes or bondage freaks.
  • Punctuation. I love punctuation. It doesn't look like programming without the line noise. Do this, don't do that, can't you read the signs?
  • Built-in networking and IPC functions. This is what turned me on to Perl in the first place (and scarred me for life from TCL). We don' need no steeeenkin modules.
  • eval string
  • Globs. They're fun to say. GLOB GLOB GLOB GLOB GLOB. And they're fun to use.
  • package variables. It seems everyone's got a hard on for lexicals. my() this, my() that. Sounds like a bunch of three year olds. Gimme a namespace and chuck use strict and I'm happy. /me hugs local() too
  • Punctuation variable names. Wait. That goes with my punct fetish.
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