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Re: I think Perl ruined me as a programmerby BrowserUk (Pope)
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but I'm saying Perl has made me not want to tolerate unnecessary restrictions and unnecessary keystrokes.
Every now and again I encounter someone saying something that, once I read it, I feel I've been trying to say in a dozen different ways for months or years.
Dispite all my dilettantism with half a dozen other languages of various flavours over the last couple of years, I still find myself reverting to Perl when I want to get something done. It's not that there aren't nice features in each of those other languages, things that I wish I had access to from Perl. It's that I don't miss those things in Perl anywhere near as much as the bits of Perl I miss when I am in those other languages.
Moreover, I resent the hoops those other languages make me jump through to get things done that are just so easy in Perl.
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