You can mimic most of the syntactic sugar of Python, though I'd rather try copying Ruby.
I only discussed Python OO because someone mentioned that Larry said he stole Python's OO system (and then repented).
When I was doing my searching, among the OO systems I found, Smalltalk was closest to Perl 5's OO system.
(As for Ruby, maybe Python 3 stole Ruby's OO system.)
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