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Re^3: Why do people say 'Perl' is dead?!?!

by cavac (Deacon)
on Dec 12, 2011 at 09:38 UTC ( #943050=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Why do people say 'Perl' is dead?!?!
in thread Why do people say 'Perl' is dead?!?!

Because they can. Remember, in Perl There Is Always More Than One Way To Do It.

That is really the beauty of the language. You can choose whatever coding style you prefer and Perl will just do the right thing (patent pending :-)

A proper programming language should always try to help solve to problem, not trying to enforce the original designers misguided attempts at defining a coding style that fits everybody.

Don't use '#ff0000':
use Acme::AutoColor; my $redcolor = RED();
All colors subject to change without notice.
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Re^4: Why do people say 'Perl' is dead?!?!
by Anonymous Monk on Jul 02, 2017 at 14:59 UTC
    This is good argument for amateur / experimental coding, but in business you need to read other's people code at least 20 times more often than to write your own and you have no time to read all the source code to find out what an actual line is doing (e.g. because the $[ pseudovariable and other demented ideas).

    Perl will die because it is not readable enough. Programs must be maintained and Perl is unmaintainable. It will die because it is not simple enough. It will die because TIAMTOWTDI. It will die because Larry Wall does not know what is needed for a programming language to thrive. Perl will be always for people wanting to impress others with stuff only they understand.

    I thought that Larry Wall will get it after 30 years of people's flaming about Perl's uninteligibleness. That he will tone down his zeal about letting people to define extra syntax. But no! You can define your own syntax in Perl 6 again.

    He is making fun of you all.

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