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in reply to Re^3: Hidden features of Perl
in thread Hidden features of Perl
You're clearly trying to (pee) on that thread by saying that Real Computer Scientists who Love Functional Programming find it all beneath them. I could go on and on asking what being self-taught or being an (oh my (furry) (Gosh)!) imperative programmer has to do with various entries (try "Binary "x" is the repetition operator:"), but it would probably be a waste of time in this programmer (disk)-size war.
And the DATA filehandle is no more esoteric than a print statement.This is so deliberately obtuse that I don't know how to respond. Let's try a short play:
You: John, please print this.
(Fruit). Sometimes I know which words to chant for approval, but just can't bring myself to say them.
John the Secretary: Okay
You: John, does DATA refer to: (1) all the lines after __DATA__ in the current file; (2) all the lines after DATA; (3) a file named DATA; (4) none of the above?