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Re^5: Stop suggesting to upgrade perl

by Tux (Abbot)
on Sep 03, 2013 at 11:42 UTC ( #1052085=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^4: Stop suggesting to upgrade perl
in thread Stop suggesting to upgrade perl

But increased readability increases maintainability. IMHO the equivalence of

sub fexists (-f $_[0] ? $_[0] : undef); my $file = fexists ($p) // fexists ("$p.exe") // fexists ("$") // +;

would involve lexical copies and a huge chain of defined ($x) ternaries.

So yes, many new features were doable in older versions, but they were ugly and error-prone.

I myself do NOT like OO programming. I need to understand how perl does it when dealing with modules that have no non-OO alternative, like DBI and Tk, but I still prefer to program non-OO myself. Moose however makes the threshold to actually *use* OO in perl in a way that does not constantly irritate me a lot lower (if it does take away the threshold at all). That on itself is worth considering, as that also makes the language more open to newcommers. OO-programmers get a head-start with Moose over the available OO techniques that the CORE has available.

Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

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