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Re: Re: Perl's warts

by mkmcconn (Chaplain)
on Mar 22, 2001 at 04:22 UTC ( #66197=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Perl's warts
in thread Perl's warts

My brief exposure to Python came when I was called on to maintain a suite of programs written by someone else. It was a useful experience. I have respect for the language and the people who use it.

Now that I've paid my compliments, I have purchased the right to turn critical - (just kidding).

What's wrong with Python is the same as what's wrong with Perl. Not all of its advantages are always available all of the time - some features exclude others (like, nobody writing a one-liner on the command-line would regard significant whitespace to be a positive feature in that application; but, nobody likes trying to read a clutter of unfamiliar perlvars ).

So, I do think there was a slight unfairness to the article, if you don't mind considering the observation. In the earlier articles beagle, you folks said to Perl, "Be a square!", and then "Be a circle!", and behold, Perl was adaptable to being both. Then, in Warts..., I think you've said "Aha! but Perl cannot be a square and a circle at the same time!" (Which is true - but, I have heard rumors to the effect that Larry considers it a bug, if a circle cannot also be a square, and intends to do something about that!)


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