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 sigzero on Tue 25th Dec 2007 16:58 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Gosh!!!"
sigzero
Member since:
2006-01-03

So, IF you are a programmer what did you do about it? If you did nothing, I blame you not Perl. It is never the fault of Perl that the code is bad it is the fault of the programmers.

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RE[5]: Gosh!!!
by Meridian on Thu 27th Dec 2007 12:19 in reply to "RE[4]: Gosh!!!"
Meridian Member since:
2007-12-18

While you may be able to do everything in Perl, it doesn't mean the you always should. While the Perl defenders will claim that it is always the fault of the programmer, which is true since the code isn't writing itself, it does not negate the fact that Perl is a language that lends itself particularly well to incomprehensible code. Certainly far more so than Ruby or Python.

But each to their own. There needs to be an appreciation of the applicability of differing programming languages to differing problems and environments. Perl has its place, along with its good and bad points, as do all other languages.

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