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Re: Re: Re: Mandatory indenting

by Tomte (Priest)
on Jun 18, 2003 at 10:18 UTC ( #266774=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Mandatory indenting
in thread Mandatory indenting

Python may be great, but its mandatory indenting keeps me from trying

You definitly should try it, it is fun to code in python (though I didn't in the last nearly 2years, alas). The only thing I don't like is the inevitable OO-approach to regexps, but they have a real cute extension to perls: named captures (you can give names to the capturing parenthesis).

While an anonymous sub is cool, a lambda as the function-arg to reduce did always put a smile on my face ;)

I wouldn't do most of my admin-stuff and a lot of other work-stuff in perl if I followed this road: I hate(d) the sigils, and I was absolutly sure never to use perl.
Well, I had to code a german public-health forum (external link) using slashcode. And now I'm in love with perl.

Don't let such a thing fool you, in my experience you miss more in not using languages for such reasons, than the language looses in you not using it :-)
always play a wee bit with it, beeing even if you're doing it for nothing else than to despise it for well-founded reasons.

kind regards,


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If you have a difficult task, give it to a lazy person --
they will find an easier way to do it.

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