[OT] Perl woes

Abigail 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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