Perl's lack of 'in' keyword
iainspeed at gmail.com
Tue Oct 7 18:28:32 BST 2008
On 7 Oct 2008, at 6:00 pm, Andy Armstrong wrote:
> On 7 Oct 2008, at 17:50, Iain Barnett wrote:
>>> Why wait for Perl 6? Perl 5 has had it for almost a year now. It's
>>> spelled ~~ though.
>> Is there some reason why -- was picked over 'in' ? It just seems
>> to pander to those who think perl reads like line noise.
> It's ~~ not -- and it's not just in - it's a general purpose
> adaptive match whose semantics are determined by the things being
Excuse my bleary eyes and my font.
> And (meta) who cares about people who think that Perl reads like
> line noise. Should the language bend to the preferences of those
> who dislike it?
With that attitude it's a wonder why anyone picks languages other
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