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Re: "Native Perlish"
in thread "Native Perlish"
According to the Webster's 1913 accessible frim KDE thanks to kdict, one of the meanings for idiom is
the syntactical or structural form peculiar to any
I think that syntactical/structural forms are the way of capturing
in syntax recurrent programmatic patterns so they stand out.
So a language that captures patterns syntactically absent from other languages is certainly idiomatic. Perl is very aggressive in
capturing patterns with its syntax so it is certainly idiomatic.
A language can also be very idiomatic by its very repetitive syntax like Lisp and its "clipped nails". I would use the expression syntactically idiotic here to qualify Lisp.