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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Yes there are more annoyances. From the top of my head:
    • Very inconsequent in naming the built-in functions. Sometimes, there's underscores between the word parts, sometimes they're just concatenated. There's no fixed rules for the word part orders. Sometimes, related/similar functions have vastly different names: strtolower(), strtoupper(), ucfirst(), ucwords(), mb_strtolower().
    • Some keywords require parens, while others can do without: for example:

      echo "foo";

      works without problem, but you do need the p