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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by thickas (5805) on 2009.07.29 2:30 (#69749)
    You could also add (from this ning-nongs view) that while powershell wanted Perls whipitupitude (the term used in Bruce Payettes) book, powershell seems ugly and verbose by comparison.

    I am not aware of another language with Perls 'helpfulness' or to use the more PC terms, conciseness and flexibility.

    (pinching the quote from this page)

    The key to performance is elegance, not battalions of special cases. The terrible temptation to tweak should be resisted unless the payoff is really noticeable. --Jon Bentley and Doug McIlroy