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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by pflanze (3362) on 2004.08.31 8:57 (#33888)
    (I've begun using lexical subs as well some time ago :-).)

    Do you know Scheme? One interesting thing in Scheme is continuations, which Ocaml (to my knowledge) is lacking, but parrot is promising to deliver.

    Scheme and Lisp in general are the prototype of extensible syntax languages. I haven't tried camlp4 yet, so dunno if it's going to be as clean.

    There are quite fast (and some very fast) scheme implementations as well. One thing that might make Scheme more similar to Perl than Ocaml, is that it's (generally) dynamically typed - some say that's a good thing.

    Currently I like the Scheme/Lisp syntax, it's clean, and it helps learning to think cleanly about all the zillion things one is doing with xml technologies - maybe it's even a fine implementation language for all of them.