re: Why do people like Perl? VIEW POST


Coming from a background in C, AWK, ksh (and other languages), Perl was immediately comfortable for me. I learned Perl and (mostly) completed a complex programming project in 3 months as my first assignment at a new job. (There was some "polishing" and tweaking to do after the first release, thus why "mostly".)

Perl's flexibility makes it much easier for me to test my ideas with code. Once I've refined an idea enough, I can quickly produce a proper implementation - even including a basic GUI, when that's needed.

Yes, it does have some annoying quirks, but less so to me, than several other languages I've worked with.

Perl helps me with the secondary tasks that support my primary work (in C). It allows me to work the way I think, so increases my productivity.

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