Well, you are forgetting a my $i if you want
to have equivalent code. I maintain the code is nearly
identical - there's a few lines more in C, which look a lot
for such a short program, but it wasn't linear in the size
of the Perl program. Had you have had 100 of such loops,
you'd have had the same amount of extra lines.
in reply to Re: Re: Learning Perl as a First (programming) language
in thread Learning Perl as a First (programming) language
I never claimed that C would have been a better choice than
Perl. Instead, I said that I didn't consider C a good first
language either. IMO there's only one reason to learn C before
learning Perl and that's because there's so much of C in Perl.
It makes you a better Perl programmer.