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Re^2: I want you to convince me to learn Perl

by LanX (Canon)
on Sep 24, 2013 at 23:22 UTC ( #1055562=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: I want you to convince me to learn Perl
in thread I want you to convince me to learn Perl

> is a very powerful list-processing language with many inspirations and similarities to LISP

Sigh ... Perl has much more in common with LISP then Python, i.e. translating LISP code to Perl is much easier.

Please show counter examples¹ or stop repeating this nonsense!

Cheers Rolf

( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)

¹) except docstrings.


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Re^3: I want you to convince me to learn Perl
by sundialsvc4 (Abbot) on Sep 25, 2013 at 04:20 UTC

    Obviously, I did not intend my words to be taken quite so literally as to suggest that one would “translate from” one to the other.   Rather, the Python language has many list processing builtins and idioms ... a general flavor for doing things, if you will ... that draws many inspirations from the LISP approach to doing these same things.

    We hardly need to “translate code from X to Y,” anyway, since we always have ready access at-hand to both worlds.   Our professional tool-boxes contain many tools in parallel.

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