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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I particularly liked his argument about elsif. I'll admit that I've always had a hard time typing elsif correctly the first time (without the extra 'e') but how is 'elif' any better. I suppose it is shorter, if less readable, but isn't that supposed to be a bad thing?

    I was also curious about his statement that "most other weakly typed languages get by just fine with using ==". I decided to look up PHP as an example. It seems that PHP does use == for all types but they had to add === to distinguish "equal" (same value) from "identical" (equal and same type).

    Much of this guy's argument seems to be that Perl is bad because it is different than some other languages he has used.

    BTW, here is my favorite anti-"Pearl" article:
    http://www.adequacy.org/public/stories/2001.12.20.165434.32.html [adequacy.org]
    • Much of this guy's argument seems to be that Perl is bad because it is different than some other languages he has used.

      At least he didn't use the word "intuitive", which as far as I can tell means only slightly more than "strong typing" or "weak typing".