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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 Delgarde on Thu 16th Jul 2015 01:55 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Why perl?"
Delgarde
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2008-08-19

You would think so, I tried to learn Ruby lately but it isn't easy. I couldn't understand why it wouldn't accept constructs like my_array[][] and it turns out that you have to create your own overloading to do auto-vivification. I just couldn't believe it.


"Most" of those features, I said. Auto-vivification isn't supported by many other languages, but you're also citing such basic things as arrays, maps, and file handling. These aren't exactly unusual features in a scripting language...

As to auto-vivification, it *is* a nice feature, particularly for nested map structures, but not so nice as to outweigh all the other issues with the language...

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