[REBOL] Re: Perl is to stupid to understand this 1 liner.
From: jseq:mediaone at: 12-Dec-2001 18:07
Can't... resist ... replying to .... flamebait ...
perl -MDate::Manip -e "print q(bad date) unless &ParseDate( q(
29-Feb-1999 ) )"
I admit to cheating and using a CPAN solution, but hey that's the idiomatic
way to do it.
I've learned a lot from REBOL about cleaner programming style, and I've
looked to apply that knowledge back into the perl coding that I do. Mixing
data and script w/<DATA> and <<here, (de-)serializing data structures with
Data:Dumper and 'do', using Parse::RecDescent to build grammars, functional
manipulation with map/grep, etc. Perl supports the same paradigms, though
some (types esp.) are bolted on a bit more coursely than others.
Anyway, why not be smart and use both?