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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Not strictly related, but: "Ruby 1.8.6 and Python 2.5 are both first-class languages for Mac development [apple.com]".
    • Why? I'll tell you why.

      Because Perl is resistant to being processed by development tools.

      Plain and simple.

      This is the same reason that Google goes for Java and Python mainly, because you can write huge toolchains around it.

      Perl is impossible to parse.
      • Is it true that a subset of Perl that eliminates string eval and a couple of other features is parseable? What's happened to efforts based on that?

        I'm running on low sleep, and there's probably an answer to this, and I should probably know it, but I'd like a refresher for my poor brain. :)

        --
        J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
        • I think such a subset is conceivable, but it won’t be of much practical interest, as it must necessarily exclude BEGIN as well as assignment to globs, which effectively means no use.