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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
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[james28909]: in order for there to be a mutation, there has to be a universe with laws setup that even allow a mutation.
[james28909]: everything past the first two things you piked from my posts are irrelevant to me and my beliefs. they are side effects.
[james28909]: two or three. if it has to do with how humans are handling said situations, then that is after they were able to evolve into those problems. agnostic means only believe with evidence. i took that from a tyson video
[james28909]: and it seems that racism suggest that there is indeed a better race, but that is for evolution to decide
[1nickt]: "right now, humans are smarter than in any of those times": define "smart"
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