The Concepts and Confusions of Prefix, Infix, Postfix and Fully Functional Notations

Thomas F. Burdick tburdick at
Tue Jun 12 10:15:52 CEST 2007

On Jun 11, 11:36 pm, Tim Bradshaw <tfb+goo... at> wrote:
> On Jun 11, 8:02 am, Twisted <twisted... at> wrote:
> > On Jun 11, 2:42 am, Joachim Durchholz <j... at> wrote:
> > > It is possible to write maintainable Perl.
> > Interesting (spoken in the tone of someone hearing about a purported
> > sighting of Bigfoot, or maybe a UFO).
> I think it's just obvious that this is the case.  What would *stop*
> you writing maintainable Perl?

The constantly shifting target of a language.  Hell, even the parser
has changed over time.  Fortunately this seems to have been solved by
Perl 6 [*].

[*] Stopping work on Perl 5 to focus on the probably never-to-be Perl
6 brought a surprising stability to the language.

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