I've been spending my Saturdays doing tutorials on languages I'm curious about. This week it's Perl.
What I knew about the language before I started
- It's old
What I did
I couldn't find any tutorials for creating a project on this, so I did the Learn Perl tutorial
What I thought about the language
I thought it would be a bit boring just learning the basics, but it quickly went completely off the rails when it turns out that you have to prefix a variable with a different symbol depending on whether it's a scalar, array or hash. And the symbol for a hash is not a hash (hash starts a comment).
It's not awful, but I think given the choice I'd rather not program in Perl.
F#. Which I know nothing about (except that it works in VS Code).
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