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Old 2021-04-24, 15:27   #12
chalsall
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"Chris Halsall"
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Originally Posted by xilman View Post
It is now by far my favourite programming language.

Stick with it, in other words, and don't require that you gain instant comprehension.
Indeed! Perl is my language of choice for most situations. I sometimes will prototype in Perl for proof-of-concept work, and then port to C if I need speed, or to protect intellectual property.

My opinion is, like any language, Perl can be easy to read or nearly unassailable. It's up to the programmer if they want their code to be maintainable...

I think the biggest learning curve, and what stops many people, is not Perl itself but rather its tight integration with RegEx. But once you've made friends with that, you can do amazing things with strings really quickly!
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