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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • It's not anti-Java so much as anti-complexity. That kind of complexity is certainly possible with Perl. We just don't bother.


    • I'd argue that we sometimes bother, but we seem to do a better job thus far of hiding it from the end user.

      I made a comment as "Both sides of the story" in that article by the way.. Most of the popular modules have a "Simple" wrapper around them. People rarely seem to bother doing this in the Java community.

    • ...Heap []? Luckily, the CPAN is large and redundant, so we can choose the modules that hide the complexity. With Java (I think -- it's been awhile) you don't get so much choice.
    • I agree. It's really not that hard to make the common case easy to use, but Java folks tend to be more puritanical about this sort of thing, dictating The Right Way to do things. A while ago I posted a item on my website [] about the differences in something as simple as unpacking a zip file.