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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 systems (Pilgrim)
on Oct 18, 2006 at 01:56 UTC ( #578941=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:

Well, there are few features I wish were in the list, this is why I didn't vote.
  • package MyPackage;
Compared to the other languages I looked at, the way you create packages in Perl, seemed the easiest to understand. This of course could be because I didnt seriously study the other languages ways or models, but still, it nice how it is done in Perl.
  • The return context (mainly 2 scalar or list)
I like the idea that variables more or less are one of two things, a single atomic value or a list of values ().
  • the <> angle brackets operator
Perl makes manipulating files a lot less intimidating, you can add, to this the test operators and how you can tie files to array, all very nice.
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[ambrus]: erix: that one actually sucks. these days people should get rid of the old notion that TeX is the only thing you can use for decent mathematics writing, because MS Office and LibreOffice have reached the
[ambrus]: level where people can more easily write as good mathematical papers in them as the people who write bad LaTeX papers usually write.
[ambrus]: Yes, for like the first twenty of its years, TeX was basically the only system that allowed you to write decent maths papers, and C++ and PHP were programming languages that sucked, etc. But times change and people have to accept that.
Discipulus bad people + good tool < normal people + decent tool
[Discipulus]: php does not suck anymore?
[ambrus]: Discipulus: I'm not sure, but it certainly doesn't suck as much as it's used to. it's like C++, it sucks because people still recursively learn from twenty year old PHP examples,
[ambrus]: and they try to use the obsolete features that PHP has to support only for compatibility with old scripts. C++ and PHP both have the problem that people can't forget the past, because when they google "PHP" plus the problme they want to solve, they find b
[ambrus]: ad code examples.
[ambrus]: I'm not trying to recommend PHP, but I think it has way too bad a name because of its past.
[ambrus]: This is different from MS Word, which was already a good editor in the pre-unicode days (in word for windows versions 2 and 6, which ran on windows 3 but also on windows 95), only it wasn't trying to solve the task of writing maths papers back then.

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