[Wellington-pm] How much perl is out there?
dan.horne at redbone.co.nz
Sun May 30 11:10:19 PDT 2010
> On 30/05/2010 2:19 p.m., Daniel Pittman wrote:
>> Ruby looks promising. I have been learning it for several days and feel
>>> I has the power of most of others (perl, python, java, etc..)
>> Just don't fall for their "objects all the way" and "meta-programming"
>> bollocks; when you start to poke at it each interpreter is randomly
>> but they pretty much all make it impossible to do serious meta-programming
>> because the internals are randomly incoherent and contain strange bundles
>> oddly thrown together code.
>> It isn't terrible, I grant you, but it surely is not as impressive as
>> marketing makes out. (Not, really, that any language is. :)
Perl provides fab Meta Programming functionality via Moose (or more
specifically, Class::MOP). It's complete and elegant, and abstracts away
Perl's crufty bits ... so you don't have to wonder about whether "the
internals are randomly incoherent and contain strange bundles of oddly
thrown together code."
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