Perl's lack of 'in' keyword

Iain Barnett iainspeed at
Thu Oct 9 12:44:28 BST 2008

On 9 Oct 2008, at 12:27 pm, Jonathan Stowe wrote:

> 2008/10/9 Andy Armstrong <andy at>:
>> On 9 Oct 2008, at 01:39, Iain Barnett wrote:
>>> if a in b               #this is even better IMO
> I think this is the previous without *any* "funny characters". Y'know
> like python or cobol or C

or Ruby or Haskell, or C# or Java, or CLisp...  it might be better to  
list languages that do prefix funny (non-required[1]) characters to  
variables (usually)


[1] Except for those who are running scripts from the last millenium  
and haven't learnt how to add a version number to the perl executable ;)

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