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Wednesday August 15, 2007
01:17 PM

One disadvantage of using Perl...

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  • Ok, so xkcd is a little on the popular side, but...

    I feel that it touches on one of perls greatest weaknesses - never knowing if a subroutene is unused, and subsequently the fear of deletion - the danger of inevitable kruft has always been in my eyes perls' achilles heel.

    I love the language to bits - though I admit I don't use it enough, the failure of other programming mediums to understand return if argument rubish continues to disapoint.

    Its just that having a language that seems to err on the dy