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Re: Thoughts on replacing -> with .

by sundialsvc4 (Abbot)
on Jun 11, 2013 at 19:01 UTC ( #1038327=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Thoughts on replacing -> with .

It would be a “gratuitous change,” contrary to decades of Perl history, and for no apparent better reason than “someone out there decided that to do so would make Perl somehow –er.”   Adding grammar-altering pragmas, just to let people who can’t make up their minds avoid doing so, would be even worse, because now you have to notice whether you said use apples; or use oranges;.   You’ve added a cognitive burden to the human being, who now has to wade through a large and unfamiliar legacy program that uses both alternatives (of course ...).   And all of this “for what, exactly?”

Hmm... how far could we take this?   ;-)

use COBOL;

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