in reply to How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Tolerate the Dot
in thread Dots and cargo-cult programming

I wouldn't call this "cargo cult programming"

The point of the original poster wasn't that the dot was cargo cult programming, but that it encouraged people to cut 'n' paste VB code into Perl programs, because there was no translation of the -> to a .

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