Larry Walls 'Pythonesque Perl'

Paddy McCarthy paddy3118 at netscape.net
Tue Aug 10 18:22:55 CEST 2004


I was looking at http://www.python.org/moin/PerlPhrasebook section
2.1.1,
and was re-aquainted with a quote attributed to Larry Wall:
 "... You can program in a Pythonesque subset of Perl by restricting
yourself
  to scalar variables and references. The main difference is that Perl
doesn't
  do implicit dereferencing like Python does."

You *don't* get closer to Python by restricting yourself to scalers
holding references. Anyone who knows Perl but not Python would get
totally the wrong idea by contemplating the quote.

Cheers, Paddy.



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