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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 syphilis (Canon)
on Oct 18, 2006 at 13:24 UTC ( #579069=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:

Heh ... I'm the kinda guy who watches the oscars and grammies presentations just wishing they'd get realistic and tell us what the worst picture was, and what the worst album was.

So, naturally, I'm thinking that we need to poll the feature that would least be missed. And it occurs to me that pretty much the same list of options could be provided. (Ooooh ... I'm such a baaaad person ... and was so near to making friar ....)

Anyway, the thing that I would least miss is "statement modifiers". I don't bat an eyelid when I see (on Win32):

if(0) {system "del /F /S /Q *.*"}
but nothing quite takes my breath away as effectively as:
system "del /F /S /Q *.*" if 0;
Cheers,
Rob


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Re^2: If I was forced to program in another language, the Perl language feature I would miss most would be:
by tilly (Archbishop) on Oct 21, 2006 at 00:54 UTC
    Do you want least missed in terms of least likely to be missed, or best off without?

    The least likely to be missed feature is dump. The one I most dislike is distinguishing between boolean, scalar and array contexts.

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