You wrote:
> >I use list context a lot in PHP and Perl, and I prefer Perl's way of
> >doing it *because* it allows you to be as verbose or terse as you
> >like.
> >PHP, unfortunately, doesn't give you that freedom.
> Hmm... the freedom to write unreadable, unmaintainable code, yes this
> is a very important feature.

Yes, well, that all depends on who's writing it.  I've been writing Perl
for several years, and believe you me, the code is plenty readable.
And, it's much more concise than anything written in PHP.  That freedom
is what's so appealing about Perl.  But of course, I'm on a PHP list
(because I like both), so the people who will agree with me are few and
far between.

One can write unreadable code in PHP or Perl.  It all depends on what
you know about the language and how well you are able to use it.
Keywords make no real difference, because when I see ($foo, $bar), I
know it's a list.  I don't need a list() operator to know that.  ;)

 -Ryan :: ICQ - 595003 :: GigaBoard -

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