[OT] Perl woes
abigail at abigail.be
Wed Jan 28 15:30:18 GMT 2009
On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 02:46:30PM +0000, Nicholas Clark wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 02:21:45PM +0000, James Laver wrote:
> Fair enough. But it's also that with this Perl:
> $c = $a + $b;
> $d = $a . $b;
> then at compile time (heck at writing it time) I know what it is going to do*
> It doesn't depend on the types, at run time, of the values within the
> variables. Whereas in Python, what the same '+' operator in the same line
> does is determined only at run time:
Yes, but Perl isn't quite without sin in that department either:
$a ++; # Magic increment, or adds 1?
$b = $c | $d; # Bitwise strings or integers?
And then I'm not considering overloaded operations.
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