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Re: One Monasterian's Prodigal Journey

by ruoso (Curate)
on Nov 26, 2007 at 10:43 UTC ( #652957=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to One Monasterian's Prodigal Journey

You know, it is funny because just last saturday I had an argument after a presentation at the just founded Tomar.PM. It was a Perl introdutory talk, and the speaker didn't mention map and grep, understanding them as "advanced" Perl.

In that blog post, someone says that "shorter" is not "better". While I may agree to some extent, in the precise example used there, well... 'shorter' is 'better'. The functional inheritance of perl's map and grep is one of the most important features of the language, and it is interesting to see how people see the chained maps and greps as weird code, while, in fact, it's the most elegant solution to the problem.

Too bad most people (like me, actually) have too little contact with languages other than imperative...


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