in reply to Perl and Python

I'm glad to see Perl community looking at other languages to improve Perl.

You probably already know this, but I thought I would repeat it. It is my understanding that the Perl community has always looked to other languages for insipration. Larry took the good stuff he saw from sed, awk, C, lisp, ... This is not a new concept, but it is good to see that the tradition continues. How else will Perl continue to be the best language unless we keep our eyes open to see what we are competing against.

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RE: RE: Perl and Python
by reptile (Monk) on Aug 02, 2000 at 04:41 UTC

    Larry said this on the perl6-language list today, I thought it was relevant to what you just said.

    At the moment, I'm not only trying to follow along here; I'm also reading all the books on computer languaes[sic] I can get my hands on--not just to look for ideas to steal, but also to remind myself of the mindset Perl was designed to escape.

    local $_ = "0A72656B636148206C72655020726568746F6E41207473754A"; while(s/..$//) { print chr(hex($&)) }