|Syntactic Confectionery Delight|
Re: Re: Think for yourself.by hardburn (Abbot)
|on Oct 06, 2003 at 14:15 UTC||Need Help??|
(i.e. intimate implementation knowledge of the language)
Reading the latest perldelta is hardly "intimate implementation knowledge".
They did not *want* Perl to be officially implemented to encourage such a bad style.
Perl has never cared about discouraging "bad" style. If you want that, you'd probably enjoy Python or Java. It's a little late for Perl to start doing the same.
After all, Perl is the language that encourages people to use operations like "tr/a/a/" to count the number of a's in a string.
Thanks, I didn't know about that one :)
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