Why use Perl when we've got Python?!

John W. Stevens jstevens at basho.fc.hp.com
Sat Aug 14 05:07:27 CEST 1999


> 
>      [courtesy cc of this posting mailed to cited author]
> 
> In comp.lang.perl.misc, 
>     "John W. Stevens" <jstevens at basho.fc.hp.com> writes:
> :But, once again, not only is this not a valid criticism but in
> :point of fact Python is more correct than Perl for this
> :example.
> 
> It is wrong from the Larry's principle that things that behave
> differently should have different appearances.

Then why doesn't Perl have two different operations for
assign/reassign, vs. add to an array?  A tiny little violation of
Larry's principles, that.

John S.





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