These two bits of Perl print different things.
print localtime(0);
-> 001631116933640

$now = localtime(0);
print $now;
-> Wed Dec 31 16:00:00 1969
I'm sure if I were smart enough to use Perl I'd know all about how the two statements were in different contexts and how it's wonderful that Perl evaluates things in a context-dependent way because I can do so many cool things with it.

I don't want to be that smart to write simple scripts. I started learning Python a month or two ago and I'm a much happier person.

  2003-03-03 18:39 Z