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What do you think of it?
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$_ is pretty neat.
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>>61175530
dead language for dead people

I appreciate PCRE, though. The OG PCRE, that is. I ain't re-learning that shit. Maybe they should be called RCRE, now that Ruby's the best language with first-class regular expressions.
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>>61175530
Too bad it's not OCaml.
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>>61175530
Pretty cool a decade or more ago.

Now, there are simply superior alternatives, like Ruby.
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>>61175748
Perl has a lot of support in bioinformatics. Particularly in Europe for some reason.

But even now Perl is being slowly phased out for python in bioinformatics. More so in the US.

However so many servers have scripts that are in Perl. Perl was basically the internet in the early 2000s. Perl is not going away anytime soon, but it's already evolving into an arcane language only known by the holiest of monks.

Also fuck Perl 6, it's an aborted fetus with a tumor on it's face
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>>61175530
Perl is good because it is easy to make a forth in perl.
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>>61175530
It's comfy as fuck
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>>61175770
>superior alternatives, like Ruby.
Explain.
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Perl was killed by Python, but I wonder what'll replace Python since it has its own problems.
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>>61176993
>I wonder what'll replace Python
Perl.
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>>61176993
>what will replace Python
Lua
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GOAT language.
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>>61175541
would be cuter if it was $_$
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>>61176993
>python
>problems
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>>61175748
someone who is on rails should be careful who he's calling dead
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Perl Python Ruby

all dead to me
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>>61175748
Wrong

>>61175770
No

>>61175790
Python is the abortion, research more about Perl 6 before you spout nonsense

>>61176933
This

>>61176993
No

Leaving an interesting link for you guys http://www.builtinperl.com/
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It was pretty good as a faster solution than shell scripts and AWK, but went full retard with OOP. There's no compelling reason to use Perl today considering that Python exists.
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>>61176993
Perl was killed by Perl 6
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>>61179087
Python got shitter, Perl got better. Let Python die like Ruby or Pascal.
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>>61177053
it was bash-inspired, retard
$ echo foo
$ echo $_
$ echo bar
$ echo $_
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>>61179745
>>61178877
Keep telling yourself that, Perl 6 shill
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>>61175748
>Ruby
Opinion discarded
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>>61178877
>Perl 6 before you spout nonsense
I didn't know Larry Wall browsed /g/. It's an honor to meet you sir!
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>>61179984
>Typescript
>VBA
Nice chart
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i know python. Is there any reason to learn Perl?
I couldn't find any advantages that perl has over python
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>>61180663
Less bloat, not a meme
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I use Perl to write quick scripts that are a bit too cumbersome to write in Bash for whatever reason. That's literally about it.
Perl 6 is completely different and is actually quite interesting, however I don't use it for anything.
>>61180663
I prefer Perl for simple regex/data-cleaning scripts. You can often boil it down to one line whereas Python would be pretty verbose otherwise.
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>>61180206
Speak no ill of Saint Larry, heathen!
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>>61180719
How's it a meme, besides just saying its a meme.
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>>61180888
After learning an object oriented language like Java or c++, then learning a scripting language like python or Ruby, you usually can read just about any program and understand most of the syntax and guess what it's doing. People who know lots of langs generally have no fucking clue what is going on in a Perl program. Also Perl is just one of those clusterfuck languages in general.

Don't get me wrong, Perl has its place and some people use it very effectively, it just sucks for large projects with multiple people.
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>>61180970
For example, I once tried to contribute to duckduckgo, and they use Perl. The amount of unreadable spaghetti in their codebase is actually laughable.
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>>61180970
Are you telling me you can't read your code? Because that is your fault and yours only.
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I hate it people made more tutorials for Python than Perl, suggest is better when is not. If you want the easiest syntax to learn then go for BASIC, but don't tell me Python is better than Perl.
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>>61181101
Python is better than Perl.
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>>61175748
Still on the top 10 of most used languages.

Also, perl6 is great. I had lots of fun with it.
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>>61175790
Please elaborate. Because i think Perl6 is great.
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