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Original OSNews Interviews From Linux Voice: "Perl 6 has been 15 years in the making, and is now due to be released at the end of this year. We speak to its creator to find out what’s going on."
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RE[4]: Why perl?
by cfgr on Wed 15th Jul 2015 15:34 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Why perl?"
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Yep, that's one of the two main reasons I don't really like Perl. The other being that Perl's syntax is just too cryptic and ugly.

Personal styles usually suck anyway. I've always followed a very clean coding style, or so I thought, until I threw my (python) code through a PEP8 linter. I didn't believe it would make much difference, but the readability and consistency definitely improved. Some very smart people gave those things a lot of thought, why would my gut feeling be any better?

But then, I guess everyone's got different preferences and who am I to deny others having fun. Some people love puzzling. Let them enjoy it! As long as they stay away from my work.

As a side note, the above is also a bit why I'm not a huge fan of templating inside languages (such as Clojure). It again provides too many ways in which you can express the same thing. I'd rather have more explicit templating outside the language (i.e. strings or different files).

Edited 2015-07-15 15:46 UTC

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RE[5]: Why perl?
by Soulbender on Thu 16th Jul 2015 03:27 in reply to "RE[4]: Why perl?"
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until I threw my (python) code through a PEP8 linter.

PEP8 is one of the best things about Python.

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