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Re: Perl oddities

by fraktalisman (Hermit)
on Mar 05, 2005 at 13:30 UTC ( #436893=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl oddities

Looking at TimToady's answers, this thread looks a bit like a Perl 6 wishlist. And a chance to get a better idea of what Perl 6 is going to be like, without following the developers' discussions about it.

But I don't think Perl will stop to have oddities, just because it has so many influences (or compatibilities?) of other languages and tools.

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Re^2: Perl oddities
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 06, 2005 at 08:59 UTC
    I'm a little disappointed in all the comments about perl6. This thread could have been a nice discussion providing insights into how people think, and all the noise about "But we've fixed that in perl6 and boy will it be neat!" is getting irritating.

      I'll disagree. I think that this list of oddities is a perfect place to vent, to reflect on where we are, how we got here, and, just as importantly, if not moreso, where we are going. Many of these oddities seem to have been made into RFCs for perl 6 - which is why perl 6 seems to solve so many of them. But, don't worry, a year or two after perl 6 comes out, we can have this thread all over again with perl 6's own oddities, as brian_d_foy points out ;-}

      (I'm not disagreeing with it "getting irritating" - that's your feelings, and you're entitled to them. Just disagreeing with the implication that this is not a nice discussion providing insights into how people think, which I think it has done, and more: whether those oddities will be addressed or not in future versions of perl.)

        Do you think that all oddities need to be fixed? A language without oddities would be extremely boring. Besides, my oddity doesn't have to be your oddity.

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