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Re^5: Perl is dying

by webfiend (Vicar)
on Jul 19, 2006 at 17:08 UTC ( #562354=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^4: Perl is dying
in thread Perl is dying

Funny, that's how I feel about PHP's regex handling. Python's regex libraries are a distant third to Perl and Ruby, but PHP makes me itch. Perhaps that's the issue for me in the first place: PHP makes me itch, so their regex library is just going to be more itchiness for me :)

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Re^6: Perl is dying
by apotheon (Deacon) on Jul 19, 2006 at 23:50 UTC

    I'm not really sure which regex syntax I dislike more, truth be told -- PHP's or Python's. I think I dislike PHP's more. I actually have occasional need to use regular expressions for stuff I essentially am forced to do with PHP, though, so I've resigned myself to it. The same circumstance doesn't exist for Python, in part because I've managed to avoid having to become competent in Python (I don't actually like Python at all and don't care to learn it if I can avoid it, because the more I like it the more I'll find myself being asked to use it).

    Python's a great language, of course. I can look at it somewhat objectively and realize that. It just makes my eyes bleed and lacks some capabilities that are pretty much essential to my enjoyment of programming.

    print substr("Just another Perl hacker", 0, -2);
    - apotheon
    CopyWrite Chad Perrin

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