Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Dec 2007 21:28 UTC, submitted by Juerd
General Development "Today the Perl Foundation announces the release of Perl 5.10, the first major upgrade to the wildly popular dynamic programming language in over five years. This latest version builds on the successful 5.8.x series by adding powerful new language features and improving the Perl interpreter itself. The Perl development team, called the the Perl Porters, have taken features and inspiration from the ambitious Perl 6 project, as well as from chiefly academic languages and blended them with Perl's pragmatic view to practicality and usefulness."
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RE[4]: Gosh!!!
by Juerd on Sun 23rd Dec 2007 19:48 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Gosh!!!"
Juerd
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2005-11-20

You can write ugly code in any language. As someone else (I forgot who) put it: messy Python code looks clean, messy Perl just looks messy.

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RE[5]: Gosh!!!
by Jakado on Thu 27th Dec 2007 01:50 in reply to "RE[4]: Gosh!!!"
Jakado Member since:
2007-10-25

As the old saying goes, "You can write Fortran in any language." Both languages are great, and people can code either well. That said, Python encourages clean code, whereas Perl, while I wouldn't go so far as to say that it encourages messy code, at least does not discourage it either.

In other words, while the programmer's still at fault, IMHO Perl is the equivalent to putting an alcoholic in a bar while telling him to only drink soda, while Python puts the alcoholic into a brightly-colored candy store instead.

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