Perl's lack of 'in' keyword

Paul Makepeace paulm at
Wed Oct 8 13:23:29 BST 2008

On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 12:56 PM, David Cantrell <david at> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 07, 2008 at 09:57:38PM +0100, Iain Barnett wrote:
>> I agree with both your points, but that also doesn't invalidate the
>> point that perl might benefit from less "line noisy" syntax at times,
>> just as ~~ doesn't necessarily obviate the need for an "in" operator.
>> The smart match does look good though.
> Smart-match smells too much of DWIMmery for me to be comfortable with
> it.

Does calling it polymorphism help?


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