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Perl is more intuitiveby kiat (Vicar)
|on Aug 18, 2005 at 16:27 UTC||Need Help??|
Maybe I'm used to Perl in respect to $ for scalars, @ for arrays and % for hashes.
I'm reading up on PHP and I come across code such as:
which is equivalent to Perl's
When I read Perl code, the % immediately tells me that I'm looking an associative array. In contrast, all variables in PHP are prefixed with $, which I find rather unhelpful.
If I'm not wrong, Ruby has none of those and I imagine that it must be a lot more cryptic, because the variables can read like function words:
Which are the variables and which are the function words?
What are your views?