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  • by djberg96 (2603) on 2007.08.05 23:38 (#56754) Journal
    So, Perl, Python, Ruby, etc are failures because they even have eval then? Or, are you merely criticizing people who actually use it?
    • I thought the title stated my position clearly: if you have to use eval, it’s a sign of something missing from the language (and if you don’t have to but do, it’s a sign of weakness as a programmer).

      That doesn’t mean a language is bad if it has eval. If it helps you understand, just substitute goto for eval; both forms of the statement are completely congruent.