|Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister|
Re: Thx, St. Larry, for the Beauty of Sigilsby LanX (Archbishop)
|on Jul 26, 2019 at 20:19 UTC||Need Help??|
> I realize that Python people hate having to type sigils all over the place, and that they would find it ironic that this would be the thing I would write in praise of.
Many Python people just hate everybody who questions a little bit of their language. I think it's also due to the fact that many learn Python as first language and have problems accepting TIMTOWTDI.
The other problem is the frustrating learn curve of Perl, because we have a list form and a ref form of an array.
That has many advantages but makes the syntax confusing.
I'd personally like to have any new syntax or pragma to "alias" $a and @a together at declaration time, such that I could write
thus avoiding \ and -> in many cases.
The downside would be to loose the advantages of separate namespaces, but they are rarely used.
Though I don't know how to implement it or if it's even possible, without braking old code.