9 oct 2009

Should Perl5 "stole" other languages features?

In a recent group conversation, a friend of mine was talking about features that his favourite programing language (Java) have to include, "stole" from other languages. Another guy tell us other things for his option (Ruby), and so on.

When they ask me about nice features that I would like to have in Perl, I said: well, we don't need to borrow any one from others... In Perl5 we have stolen the nice features from Perl6 !

What do you think? Should Perl5 stole any feature from other languages?

3 comentarios:

  1. Moose stole CLOS's MOP, and either Dylan or OCaml's Types, and Roles from Perl6 or Smalltalk ... Perl has a grand tradition of stealing from everybody it can. Read any of Larry's talks from the last 10 years.

  2. It's a good idea to take inspiration from the best places...

  3. All languages taking feature from each other, but some languages remains crap, and some is becomes more better and stronger (like Perl)


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