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Article:
  What I Hate About Your Programming Language
Subject:   variable contexts in perl
Date:   2003-05-13 16:04:17
From:   anonymous2
why do I have to tell the language whether I want an integer or not? Being able to reference arrays in scalar context and references in hash context means that complex data structures with more than one level of reference are a nightmare to work out exactly which combinations of $ and -> and { you need to reference the data you want.

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