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In this apocalypse, I read:
In real life, tokens are more recognizable if they are separated by whitespace.

The culture is biased in the wrong direction. Whitespace around tokens should be the norm, not the exception. It should be acceptable to use whitespace to separate tokens that could be confused.

and then I remembered than in the previous apocalypse, Larry decided to make Perl whitespace sensitive and disallowed using whitespace between an aggragate and its index. %hash {key} doesn't index the hash in perl6.

Not even Python has such idiotic whitespace rules.

I've been programming for 20 years. I cannot recall ever using a language that disallowed whitespace between an aggragate and its index. I've been programming Perl for a mere 7 years, less than half of my programming life. I ain't going to break a good habit of twenty years.

But then, perl6 is still vaporware and its progress is slow. I'll keep using perl5 and if its development ceases, I'll learn a new language.

Abigail


In reply to Re: Apocalypse 5 and regexes by Abigail-II
in thread Apocalypse 5 and regexes by c-era

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