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Re: An Apology for Puncish

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Jan 27, 2009 at 22:16 UTC ( #739368=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to An Apology for Puncish

The beauty of puncish variables is in the ease with which they can be recognized as perlvars. There is an elegance to the namespace.

I absolutely agree.

I've two counter arguments to the use English; justifictions:

  1. Pick up any technical document, be it a music score; mathematical thesis; engineering drawing; medical report; chemical analysis or other scientific paper; legal treatise; or computer program. They all contain specialist nomenclature: abbreviations, symbols, overloaded terms and jargon specific to the field.

    And they all do it for the same good reasons. Perhaps primary of these is that it simpler and more efficient for those familar with the field.

  2. If use English; is a good idea, then we should also have use French;, use German;, use Italian;, use Spanish;, use Chinese;...

    And what about use Cockney;, use Scouser;, use Geordie; & use Glaswegian;?

    Maybe we need something along the lines of use Dialect qw/ ... /;. Isn't that going to make code much clearer!?


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