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Re^4: [RFC] What is [pP]erl to you, and how has this changed for you over the years (if it has)?

by Anonymous Monk
on Apr 06, 2021 at 15:13 UTC ( #11130902=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: [RFC] What is [pP]erl to you, and how has this changed for you over the years (if it has)?
in thread [RFC] What is [pP]erl to you, and how has this changed for you over the years (if it has)?

The interpreter is tiny and fast Ė the language ecosystem is huge. There's more than one way to do anything, and it's probably already been done for you better than you could do it yourself. Contrast this with PHP, where there's only one way and release N+1 does it differently.
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Re^5: [RFC] What is [pP]erl to you, and how has this changed for you over the years (if it has)?
by talexb (Canon) on Apr 06, 2021 at 17:30 UTC

    And that's another vote for Perl .. the community tries really, really hard not to break existing code. Scripts or modules that are twenty years old still run fine on recent Perls. That's very important from a risk management point of view.

    Alex / talexb / Toronto

    Thanks PJ. We owe you so much. Groklaw -- RIP -- 2003 to 2013.

Re^5: [RFC] What is [pP]erl to you, and how has this changed for you over the years (if it has)?
by Your Mother (Archbishop) on Apr 06, 2021 at 18:15 UTC
    Iíll take Grossly Generalized Misunderstandings for $600, Alex.

    PHP is littered with redundant, overlapping, barely differing, keywords. Itís the poster-child for TIMTOWTDI taken to developmentally disabled extremes.

Re^5: [RFC] What is [pP]erl to you, and how has this changed for you over the years (if it has)?
by Anonymous Monk on Apr 06, 2021 at 17:45 UTC
    The interpreter is tiny and fast

    lol

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