The proper way to open()

Paul Makepeace paulm at
Tue Jan 31 14:53:24 GMT 2012

On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 14:29, Peter Corlett <abuse at> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 01:42:05PM +0000, Peter Corlett wrote:
>> On 31 Jan 2012, at 05:18, Avleen Vig wrote:
>> [...]
>>> This is the problem with TMTOWTDI.
>>> There should just be one way to do it. Then we wouldn't have this problem.
>> If you want Python, you know where you can find it.
> OK, on re-reading, that sounds a little bit grumpy.
> TMTOWTDI is what gives us the richness and flexibility of Perl and CPAN.
> Standardising on One True Way and being unforgiving of deviating from that
> norm prevents innovation and renovation of the language. Would you really
> still like to be writing in late-1990s Perl instead of Modern Perl?
> Take TMTOWTDI away, and it's no longer Perl. Python is better than a
> straightjacketed Perl.

I'd make a material bet Avleen was joking.

Not to mention, pretty much every modern language exhibits plurality
in implementation possibilities (PIMP? :).


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