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Re^2: Perl influences?

by merlyn (Sage)
on May 06, 2005 at 11:13 UTC ( #454647=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Perl influences?
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A few other sh influences (sorry if this duplicates a few others... I merely skimmed):
  • The fact that it's a "script": there's no "main" function that has to be declared and executed first
  • The type of a variable is implicit in the variable name
  • The quoting style for "this${var}that" (putting curlies around name as a delimiter when adjacent to more word chars"

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Re^3: Perl influences?
by TimToady (Parson) on May 06, 2005 at 14:32 UTC
    Interestingly, we are "unborrowing" that last one in Perl 6, since you can just interpolate a closure instead: "this{$var}that", and curlies were too heavily overloaded in Perl 1..5.

    But as to the original question, these days it might be easier to list the languages that Perl doesn't borrow something from... :-)

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