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Yuki Kimoto
March 10, 2021 02:10
Re: Perl feature wish: quote-word array-ref operator
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Easy typing of perl well known user  vs Perl Newbie readability

2021年3月10日(水) 10:34 Felipe Gasper <>:

> > On Mar 7, 2021, at 3:16 AM, Smylers <> wrote:
> > It isn't necessary that every Perl feature be one that a non-Perl-
> > programmer could guess precisely what it does without any documentation.
> > We have qw; qa would be a handy variant, with a similar level of
> > (non-)intuition, thereby keeping the overall intuitiveness level about
> > the same for newcomers — while qa itself being exceedingly intuitive to
> > Perl programmers who already know qw.
> Respectfully, this is a straw-man; I didn’t say that it should be
> necessary (or even strongly preferable) that every Perl feature be fully
> understandable without reading documentation.
> Perl, for better or for worse, suffers a reputation as being hard to read.
> In that light, I do think special care is justified when adding additional
> ways to do everyday tasks like creating an array reference.
> qa// will save us relatively-few Perl veterans a few keystrokes here and
> there. This is “a bit of a win”. It will also complicate things a bit for
> the (I suspect) relatively-many Perl neophytes out there to grok a
> veteran’s code. Given that disparity of numbers, IMO the liabilities seem
> rather a greater loss than the gain we longtimers will realize. FWIW.
> cheers,
> -Felipe

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