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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • When I program Java I'm *constantly* having to refer to javadoc (anyone ever have the joys of reading/writing to a file in java). When I program perl it's always "Well it would make sense for this to work" and happily Perl usually concurs.
    • Hmmmm ... That sould probably be:

      When I program Perl it's always "Well it would make sense for this to work" and happily perl usually concurs.

    • Yeah...also I am running an experiment on Perl and see what happens when I use it for a couple of years. Will I find many ways to express my thoughts like in natural language? And, the more ways I can express my thoughts in different context, the more control and mastery will I have on that language?
  • $ perl -lne 'while(/\b\w+?\b/cg){$_{$&}++}}{for(sort{$_{$a}$_{$b}}keys%_){print"$_ -> $_{$_}"}' your_entry|tail

    should -> 5
    it -> 6
    language -> 6
    s -> 6
    you -> 7
    that -> 8
    a -> 8
    is -> 9
    to -> 9
    Perl -> 9

    I'd say you're on the right track :-)

  • After 4 years of experiments and many other languages, frameworks, systems down the line, including life changing experiences ... finally I have reached a more meaningful conclusion.

    Perl is still one of the best languages around. Not just because of the quality, performance, community and all the good stuff that makes a language great, but also because of the lack of bull shit.

    There are many stuff in Perl that makes the ultimate sense. Without explanation (too much to explain) I will just list what I