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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I quite aggree that Perl, Python and Ruby are playing a different league from PHP. But that article sounded quite sane to me. Having a way to work with your compiled code is a good idea. I haven't used the PHP Reflection API, but judging from that article is looks like it is comparable to Perl 5's PPI.

    So I wonder what's the next thing that PHP is borrowing from saner languages. How about TAP?

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    • The idea that metaprogramming means parsing your own source and using that to fill in source code templates is so typical for PHP. This sort of thing “never entered the horizon” for programmers using the “P” languages. Seriously?

      I guess my point is that I’ve done a lot of metaprogramming in Perl in the decade before PPI existed. (And I don’t plan to use PPI anytime soon).