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Re^4: Perl can do it, take 1 (sentence generation)

by spurperl (Priest)
on Jun 18, 2005 at 05:09 UTC ( #467942=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Perl can do it, take 1 (sentence generation)
in thread Perl can do it, take 1 (sentence generation)

Re shift(), why do most people prefer it ? I mean, from a pure readability-based view... Isn't $dict{$_[0]} clearer to understand as "the values stored in %dict with the first argument as the key" than $dict{+shift}

When you read those two statements, doesn't the first one's meaning spring into your head more naturally ?

All in all, Perl's @_ and its $_N elements are burdensome in some cases, and don't look good whatever you do. I guess that Perl 6's argument declarations will solve many of these problems.

Re quotemeta, thanks, I understand it's a good habit. You make as little assumtions as possible about the input, which is nice.

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