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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 Thu 16th Jul 2015 08:13 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Why perl?"
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Autovivication causes headache and bugs. I'd rather initialise an object explicitly. It's just too error prone and it takes too long to figure out what's going on: "are we accessing something that is already initialised or did the author intend to initialise it here? Or did the author make a mistake by accessing something that he forgot to initialise somewhere?"

There is also no coherence, some functions do it, others do not. It consumes more brainpower than necessary, energy that could be used for more important things.

Edited 2015-07-16 08:14 UTC

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