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Larry Walls 'Pythonesque Perl'

I was looking at http://www.python.org/moin/PerlPhrasebook section
2.1.1,
and was re-aquainted with a quote attributed to Larry Wall:
"... You can program in a Pythonesque subset of Perl by restricting
yourself
to scalar variables and references. The main difference is that Perl
doesn't
do implicit dereferencing like Python does."

You *don't* get closer to Python by restricting yourself to scalers
holding references. Anyone who knows Perl but not Python would get
totally the wrong idea by contemplating the quote.

Cheers, Paddy.
Jul 18 '05 #1
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