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Re: If I was forced to program in another language, the Perl language feature I would miss most would be:

by Codon (Friar)
on Oct 17, 2006 at 21:02 UTC ( #578898=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to If I was forced to program in another language, the Perl language feature I would miss most would be:

I'd absolutely miss map and grep. Those are the first two things that came to mind (and the most missed when I had to do Java). Following that, I'd put regexes, statement modifiers, the convenience of the data structures (Oh, sure you can malloc memory and build a dynamically sized array in C, but when the language does that for you, why would you want to try to build a hammer out of a rock and some a stick?), and many of the other things that make Perl Perl. The "TMTOWTDI" philosophy probably sums it up best, though.

Ivan Heffner
Sr. Software Engineer, DAS Lead
WhitePages.com, Inc.


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