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  • So... since
    is just shorthand for
    $counter += 1;
    and that is just shorthand for
    $counter = $counter + 1;
    I guess only having the last one would streamline the thought process in a brilliant way.
    • by rlehy (5265) on 2005.03.14 5:48 (#38849)
      Python 1.5.2 (#0, Sep 17 2002, 20:29:27)  [GCC 2.95.4 20011002 (Debian prerelease)] on linux2
      Copyright 1991-1995 Stichting Mathematisch Centrum, Amsterdam
      >>> counter = 1
      >>> counter += 1
        File "<stdin>", line 1
          counter += 1
      SyntaxError: invalid syntax
      >>> counter++
        File "<stdin>", line 1
      SyntaxError: invalid syntax
      (Later versions do have a+=1, but not a++.) BTW, the original quote is about removing lambda, map(), filter(), and reduce() (while lambda and closures are already horribly constrained in current versions). That sure will streamline the 'switch to Ruby' thought process for the part of me that needs to write non-Perl.