Syntactic Sugar Causes Cancer of the Semicolon

By Ran Eilam (‎eilara‎) from
Date: Tuesday, 28 February 2012 09:15
Duration: 30 minutes
Target audience: Beginner
Tags: devel

Perl is rich in different ways for you to sugarize your code. TIMTOWTDI all the way: many ways to code it, and just as many to make it look sweet.

This talk will start with verbose and tasteless code, full of chatter and boilerplate, and using everything from aliased to Devel::Declare we will turn blandness into sweet syntax. We will make it so sweet it will look like some crazy magical DWIMery. Then we will discuss why sugaring is evil and should almost never be done.

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