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Re^2: Perl tutorial building on Python skills?

by LanX (Sage)
on Oct 20, 2021 at 11:08 UTC ( #11137793=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Perl tutorial building on Python skills?
in thread Perl tutorial building on Python skills?

Thanks for the valuable input of all of you , didn't have the time to reply in detail yet.

I have to wait to meet the new colleague to assess which kind of programming/python skills be already has.

After all Python is the new Basic, everyone claims he knows it. I don't wanna end up explaining Python to him or giving a class in language design...;)

> "PCRE" are not 100% "PC".

Minor nitpick. PCRE is also the name of an RE engine used by several products including PHP. Python has its own RE engine, trying to be PC

> Differences

More:

  • function signatures
  • Most (all?) variables are references
  • strings are immutable
  • regex are first class objects in Perl
  • list flattening/interpolation in Perl

Cheers Rolf
(addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
Wikisyntax for the Monastery

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