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>With this willing to treat everything as object you end up with  (code snipped to save space) i found the Python script to be very readable- i am far more comfortable with Perl syntax, but it worked for me. I think there are two arguments which can be made here- both good. 1. code syntax (limitation/flexibility/readability) - how languages differ and language preference. 2. Language strengths and weaknesses (outside of syntax). My impression was that OO in Perl has historically been fraught with CPU overhead - this will change in Perl 6? (argument number 2) I like the functional() as ...

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    Default RE: Becoming Disenheartened - Everyone talks about Python andsays Perl is old news.

    >With this willing to treat everything as object you end up with 

    (code snipped to save space)


    i found the Python script to be very readable- i am far more comfortable
    with Perl syntax, but it worked for me.

    I think there are two arguments which can be made here- both good.

    1. code syntax (limitation/flexibility/readability) - how languages
    differ and language preference.

    2. Language strengths and weaknesses (outside of syntax).


    My impression was that OO in Perl has historically been fraught with
    CPU overhead - this will change in Perl 6? (argument number 2)

    I like the functional() as apposed to the menthod.syntax() because i can
    more easily visualise the path that data takes through the code. makes
    my life easier (argument number 1)


    for me something like $new_s = change($s, $string); just works better
    for me. anyway, the advantages of encapsulation are easily produced in
    functional() code with good coding practices.

    of course, now we're talking about meta topics as apposed to particular
    Perl
    questions- but I think the argument is worth while.


    willy
    http://www.hackswell.com/corenth

    William Guest

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    Default Re: Becoming Disenheartened - Everyone talks about Python and says Perl is old news.

    >>>>> "William" == William M West <com> writes:

    William> My impression was that OO in Perl has historically been fraught with
    William> CPU overhead - this will change in Perl 6? (argument number 2)

    FUD FUD FUD.

    *All* late binding takes a bit of time. Perl caches what it can.

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    Default RE: Becoming Disenheartened - Everyone talks about Python andsays Perl is old news.


     
    fraught 
    2) 


    well, i'll be a mother's son! I figured that Perl had to have /some/
    problems somewhere.

    interesting.


    willy
    http://www.hackswell.com/corenth

    William Guest

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