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Re^2: Two Different Languages: Two Similar Books

by adrianh (Chancellor)
on Oct 16, 2005 at 18:06 UTC ( #500601=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Two Different Languages: Two Similar Books
in thread Two Different Languages: Two Similar Books (PBP and CCS)

Yes, they are both mature, but Perl is also evolving, especially with the active development of Perl 6 (actually even Perl 5). Being mature and evolving are not mutually exclusive, in this sense, Perl shares a path that is more similar to Java's.

To be fair C++ isn't standing still either. See Strousop's The design of C++0x (pdf) for example.

It's just a bit harder to spot since perl doesn't have the advantages of multiple implementations and a standards body ;-)

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[Corion]: Hmmm. I feel a Meditation coming on. I wrote a module, DBIx::PivotQuery, which returns a table-like set of rows (AoA) but some columns are generated from column values, like in an (Excel) pivot table or a ROLLUP command
[Corion]: My current approach for subtotals involves rerunning the given query, with the hint to the user that they should use a temporary table if they want better performance.
[Corion]: But I could create that temporary table in the module and use it for the improved perfomance directly instead.
[Corion]: And the question is, what would be better/preferred ;-)
[Corion]: Hmm - not exactly like the ROLLUP command. Ah well.

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