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RE: RE: Arrays are not lists

by tilly (Archbishop)
on Aug 05, 2000 at 19:28 UTC ( #26339=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to RE: Arrays are not lists
in thread Arrays are not lists

Perl actually stands for Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister, but don't tell anyone I said that.

-- (BUGS section of "perldoc perl")

Here is my theory.

Perl is a list-oriented language. Widely known and (un)popular languages like VB, Pascal, C (and derivatives) generally are not. Therefore the list-oriented features of Perl tend to be downplayed by both authors and programmers, leading to much confusion.

Make sense?

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