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Re: its simpler

by erroneousBollock (Curate)
on Nov 18, 2007 at 04:25 UTC ( #651489=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to its simpler

Believe me friends, if you know C and write your Perl as the same, you'll find the real power therein.
(Almost) every time I see some Perl code written in the style of C, that code
  • uses non-idiomatic looping structures, and
  • copies too much data around, and
  • doesn't take advantage of language features (like regexps) which are written in C.

On the other hand, having some knowledge of the way perl's internals are written in C can give you some insights into optimisation and behaviour.

Simply asserting that one will "find the real power therein" when they "know C and write your Perl as the same" is retarded thinking.

P.S. -- is Java clumbsy? Rhetorically.
P.S. Were you drunk when you posted this drivel ?

-David


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