in reply to Re: Perl fan being tempted with Python
in thread Perl fan being tempted with Python

#!/usr/local/bin/ruby class Numeric def secs_to_minutes self / 60 end def minutes_to_hours self / 60 end end puts 86400.secs_to_minutes.minutes_to_hours

Usually what's meant by "pure OO" (which is what I presume the OP meant by "native") is that everything is an object. In Perl (and Java, and C++) there are underlying primitive data types which aren't first class objects in their own right (granted Ruby cheats with small integers under the hood :).

Update: Tidied up wording

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