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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • "Modern languages have so many features that they must keep the grammar small in order to reduce the learning curve" ... for tool writers.

    God knows it makes life easier.

    My (modified and I hope more accurate) argument would be that a simpler syntax makes writing editors and other tools easier, and the quality of the tools make learning and using a language easier.

    Perl doesn't do well on that metric either :/