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Monday October 13, 2008
12:39 PM

Perl +1, Python -1

[ #37652 ]

Learning new languages is frustrating, esp. when you're comparing them to what you already know: Perl.

Here's something I don't like about Python: the need for ending sub calls with (). I hate it.

Now, I know it's about something being 'callable' and without the params, you're returning the sub, not calling it. It's not intuitive for my brain. I don't like it.

Perl++ for never making me put () after method names or having to think about what it's doing.

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  • Consider:

    #!/usr/bin/perl

    use warnings;
    use strict;

    my %dispatch = (
        foo => "bar",
        foo() => "bar",
    );

    sub foo {
        return "FOO";
    }

    print keys %dispatch;

    But in general I agree (especially with regards to chaining method calls).

    Cheers,

    -- Douglas Hunter

    P.S. Does anyone know how to preserve whitespace inside code sections on use.perl?