Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Sep 2010 14:59 UTC
General Development Python programmers shouldn't get too smug. While many people agree that Python is designed in a way that makes it a highly readable language, there can still be problems with legacy, untested Python code too. Porting legacy Perl to Python can be a daunting task. In this article, learn some of the theory behind dealing with legacy code, including what not to do.
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Neolander
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2010-03-08

You can support a-long-variable-name easily if you require spaces around the subtraction operator (which many people put there anyway, for readability reasons). Dylan did this, and I think perl six is doing something like this, too.

Right. I personally think this gets a bit too intrusive in the coding style area, but there is room for everyone's taste in the programming language world, and anyway you indeed proved that this is doable ;)

Edited 2010-09-11 17:09 UTC

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