Perl is dead

Avleen Vig avleen at
Wed Dec 3 21:01:44 GMT 2008

On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 8:16 PM, James Laver <james.laver at> wrote:
>> I like Python too and wish the same.
>> I like that is enforces structure. I'd donate a kidney if perl could
>> be made to do that.
> It's not the place of a language to do that, it's a case of "Don't be an
> idiot when writing code".
> I've seen crappy python and other code often enough, you can't fix it inside
> the language, you have to fix the programmer.

I completely agree.
But by the same token, make it easier for the programmer.
The reason we code in perl instead of assembler, is because perl makes
it easier.
I don't think that any harm is done in this particular case (enforcing style).
Does it breed lazy programmers? I don't think so. The less I have to
worry about small but important things like
style/readability/documentation, the more I can focus on writing good

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