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Absolutely. You can do list-oriented programming in Perl as well. The problem that arises is that while doing list-oriented programming you lose the ability to do certain text manipulations without breaking the list-oriented style. For instance, you run afoul of problems with regular expressions over a string if you represent the string as an array. Similarly, you must convert to a list when you read strings in from external sources.

There are many things that Perl does better for text processing than UCBLogo, but I think UCBLogo wins on this one score.

print substr("Just another Perl hacker", 0, -2);
- apotheon
CopyWrite Chad Perrin


In reply to Re^3: Five Ways to Reverse a String of Words (C#, Perl 5, Perl 6, Ruby, Haskell) by apotheon
in thread Five Ways to Reverse a String of Words (C#, Perl 5, Perl 6, Ruby, Haskell) by eyepopslikeamosquito

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