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Re: [SLUG] Perl splitting help


> >         ($name, $number) = split /\|/;
[..]
> >        s/\|/<\/td><td>/g;
> Am I alone in believing that is _precisely_ what is wrong with perl?

Well - Yoda agrees[1].

> And hence, leads to the charge "write only language".

As long as you don't obfuscate for the sake of it and know what you're
doing, perl beats all for maintainability, speed of development, and being
able to be deployed for damn near anything.

Then again, churn out crap like like this[2] and your point seems quite
valid. :-)

[1] http://sweet.as/perl
[2] http://sweet.as/starla

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