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Re^3: disadvantages of perl

by LanX (Canon)
on Jul 03, 2009 at 15:02 UTC ( #777067=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: disadvantages of perl
in thread disadvantages of perl

Hi Beth

The OP was asking for disadvantages of Perl, and I was giving him a common view. An easy thing is only complicated to achieve, which violates a mantra of Perl.

In fact this criticism is so widespread that Larry already changed this design in Perl 6 (almost a decade ago): @ and % default to references and the comma operator is changed.

IMHO that will (sadly) also be the biggest source of confusion for migrating to Perl6.

To be clear: I like flattened list, just shouldn't be the default.

Cheers Rolf


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