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Re^3: Curious about Perl's strengths in 2018 -- freedomby Discipulus (Abbot)
|on Apr 12, 2018 at 07:53 UTC||Need Help??|
> unique strengths of Perl in the present time
I wonder about the meaning of this: probably there are no unique strengths in Perl that are not present in other laguages. Perl has for sure the richiest regex system but almost all other languas have something working.
Perl makes a big effort to support unicode but is, iirc, not the best laguage in this respect.
Perl lets you to program in a OO style but does not force you to do so. Perl allows parallelism...
I've already said: I'm not the best monk to do comparison between programming languages. Infact I took Perl many years ago and never felt the necessity to use something else: perl let me the possibility to do almost everything I imagine (and I have a big imagination) and do it the way I like. Probably this is the best thing I perceive about the language: freedom.
Maybe this freedom born with perl itself in a gold age, before computer science was fagocitated by new economy. See this interesting post
There are no rules, there are no thumbs..
Reinvent the wheel, then learn The Wheel; may be one day you reinvent one of THE WHEELS.