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Re: "There are some stunningly novel ideas in Perl" -- Paul Graham

by TimToady (Parson)
on Apr 28, 2003 at 16:28 UTC ( #253735=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to "There are some stunningly novel ideas in Perl" -- Paul Graham

Well, I can't speak for Paul Graham, but I think that many of the special global variables are stunningly bad, especially all those that relate to filehandles. Either form of select is a botch. It turned out to be a bad idea to overload $, @, and % as context selectors for the subscript.

Basically, look at the Apocalypses from the viewpoint of figuring out what the p5-to-p6 translator will have to deal with, and that's where the stunningly bad bits tend to be.


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