in reply to Dots and cargo-cult programming
These small differences in syntax are what originally made perl4 so damn easy for anyone to pick up. HTML and Perl allowed everyone and their kid brother to build a zillion web sites in several years, ActiveState did not. It's actually a tiny issue that's only annoying because it seems so bass-ackwards to me. If I liked VisualBasic I'd be a senior VB developer by now, and I suspect you would too. Who's clamoring for VisualPerl?? Buehler? Buehler? Anyone?
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