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Re: Why Perl in 2020

by Tux (Canon)
on Dec 10, 2020 at 12:03 UTC ( #11124952=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Why Perl in 2020

I wholeheartedly agree to the basis of your post: the useless unneeded adding of layers over layers over layers, which only shows that those who do so do not understand the simple things at the bottom. And they then claim that it is simpler this way. NOT!

I however do *not* agree with your sentiment on raku! Raku is a beatifull new language that has even more whipuptitude and DWIM than perl ever had. I love both, but they serve different goals.

I think they both fir the perl-way-of-thinking: just braindump your solution into the language of your choice, and it almost always works out-of-the-box. TIMTOWTDI. And that serves me fine. As long as I am not shackled by formats and style, I have proven that I am able to solve most of the problems thrown at me with either perl or raku.

I sympathise with woolfy's feelings in this.

Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

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Re^2: Why Perl in 2020
by ait (Hermit) on Dec 11, 2020 at 04:15 UTC

    You are correct. I clarified my post and apologized to woolfy because the term "shadow" was not meant to trash Raku at all! It was meant more as "whilst Raku remained branded as Perl 6 it cast a long shadow over Perl".

    Raku could be the best language on the planet, maybe a better language than Perl will ever be, but that is not the issue here, nor the point of the post.

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