Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Do you know where your variables are?
 
PerlMonks  

Comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Maybe it is just as difficult, and that's precisely the problem. Just because some people can learn a particular set of rules and become proficient with them doesn't mean they constitute a good system; consider the Roman numerals, for example.

For the most part I have become sufficiently accustomed to Perl's context scheme that I am not particularly inconvenienced by it, but I know many who struggle with it, and I can't help but notice the irony.

Esprit de l'escalier: Another objection to the subject-verb agreement errors analogy is that such errors are benign, in the sense that they rarely, if ever, lead to serious misunderstandings (if they did they would have been weeded out of the language long before the appearance of the first grammarians). In contrast, context-related errors in Perl are not benign.

the lowliest monk


In reply to Re^4: Some Insights from a Traveler Between Languages by tlm
in thread Some Insights from a Traveler Between Languages by skyknight

Title:
Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":



  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?
    Username:
    Password:

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    Chatterbox?
    and all is quiet...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others wandering the Monastery: (9)
    As of 2017-09-25 17:38 GMT
    Sections?
    Information?
    Find Nodes?
    Leftovers?
      Voting Booth?
      During the recent solar eclipse, I:









      Results (284 votes). Check out past polls.

      Notices?