Sunday, September 24

Sunday. Clean the house. There's contention over whose turn it is to do the bathroom. Eventually I break down.

Last night I drank wine and played with the computer. Here are some things that bother me about Perl:

  1. I really just want multidimensional arrays to not be an annoying hack with weird punctuation. Is that so much? If I wanted to do confusing mental accounting on really simple structures, couldn't I just use C to write my little text mashers? (For bonus points, I want the documentation to stop asserting that this sort of thing is a feature, not a bug, and I should stop wanting it to suck less. Actually, I feel this way about an entire class of things you wish were different in software where the Faithful repeatedly assert that if you just understood, you wouldn't want them to be different. Sometimes this is true, but very often it is a sign that you're supposed to shut up and drink your Kool-Aid.)
  2. Brackets. I may be an occasional user, but after this many years I'm pretty sure I shouldn't still forget which punctuation I'm supposed to use to access a given list/hash/whatever value.