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Re: Two Different Languages: Two Similar Books

by pg (Canon)
on Oct 16, 2005 at 15:55 UTC ( #500577=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Two Different Languages: Two Similar Books (PBP and CCS)

"For Perl and C++ are both mature"

Yes, they are both mature, but Perl is also evolving, especially with the active development of Perl 6 (actually even Perl 5). Being mature and evolving are not mutually exclusive, in this sense, Perl shares a path that is more similar to Java's.

This evolving gives perl a even brighter future.


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Re^2: Two Different Languages: Two Similar Books
by adrianh (Chancellor) on Oct 16, 2005 at 18:06 UTC
    Yes, they are both mature, but Perl is also evolving, especially with the active development of Perl 6 (actually even Perl 5). Being mature and evolving are not mutually exclusive, in this sense, Perl shares a path that is more similar to Java's.

    To be fair C++ isn't standing still either. See Strousop's The design of C++0x (pdf) for example.

    It's just a bit harder to spot since perl doesn't have the advantages of multiple implementations and a standards body ;-)

Re^2: Two Different Languages: Two Similar Books
by EvanCarroll (Chaplain) on Oct 17, 2005 at 02:46 UTC
    Technical Report 1, a specification for new functionality being added to C++'s standard library due sometime around year 2008. http://aristeia.com/EC3E/TR1_info_frames.html

    You speak too soon. Perl6, vs C++/TR1. Now with Hashes!


    Evan Carroll
    www.EvanCarroll.com

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