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I think you're not even listing the most time-saving features of Perl. The examples you give are just peanuts, in my opinion. You're not even beginning to touch Perl's real strong points. For example, how many lines does it take to write a universal min function? Not many:
sub min { my $min = shift; foreach (@_) { $_ = $min if $_ < $min; } return $min; }
There aren't many other languages that produce such a powerful function (the minimum of any number of items, the minimum value in an array, or a mix, like the minimum value in 3 scalars and 2 arrays) in so few lines.

And that's where my laziness lies.

Another example? Data::Dumper. Enough said.


In reply to Re: I think Perl ruined me as a programmer by bart
in thread I think Perl ruined me as a programmer by Petras

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