in reply to Re^3: What's it with Perl Syntax ?!
in thread What's it with Perl Syntax ?!

You are using the term "readable code" without clearly defining it. I think "maintainable code" is far more important. Some of the things that help make code "maintainable" are:

Perl doesn't stop me doing any of this. Indeed, it nicely supports all of the above points IMHO. Note that a more subjectively "readable" programming language does not somehow magically prevent you from violating any of the above points. Personally, I have little interest in cosmetic issues, such as whether one prefers forced indentation (a la Python) or considers Perl's regex syntax or use of $ in variable names "ugly" or "line noise", for that is just personal (subjective) preference and has little to do with writing maintainable code.

See also: