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Re^2: Would you stay with Perl if there were no CPAN?

by LanX (Chancellor)
on Apr 20, 2013 at 13:16 UTC ( #1029639=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Would you stay with Perl if there were no CPAN?
in thread Would you stay with Perl if there were no CPAN?

you forgot to mention the lack of function signatures, forcing people to use workarounds like my ($a,$b) = @_ and the need of manual parameter check.

> the fact that built-in exceptions are thrown as strings rather than objects (requiring string parsing if you want to catch and handle them)

And I wonder why this was never expanded to return blessed strings providing all meta informations...

IMHO many "problems" of Perl5 could be easily fixed if changing the code was easier.

Cheers Rolf

( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)

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