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If languages were movie genres, perl would be:

  • Fantasy, why is this even a question?
  • Historical. Because it's so old backward compatible
  • Horror. I mean, there's goto, map in void context, regexes to parse nested data ... *fear*
  • Zombies. You should be careful what you autovivify
  • Romance. Watch as the oddest of combinations actually work better than you'd expect.
  • Mystery. Trying to answer this age-old question: "Wait... how does this even work?"
  • Adult. Looking at you, perlsecret operators.
  • Drama. Here's what happens when you give people more rope to shoot themselves in the foot.
  • Comedy. But it only works in the right context.
Obvious bonus question: what about other languages? :)

In reply to Re: poll ideas quest 2020 [Movie genres] by Eily
in thread poll ideas quest 2020 by pollsters

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