On Aug 19, 2006, at 2:05 AM, Robert Klemme wrote:

> James Edward Gray II wrote:
>> On Aug 18, 2006, at 10:10 AM, Robert Klemme wrote:
>>> Daniel Martin wrote:
>>>> I'll note that perl has a similarly flexible syntax,
>>>
>>> I don't think so.  For example, you must terminate statements  
>>> with a ";"  (or did that change in the latest version?) and you  
>>> cannot omit parentheses.
>> Both Perl and Ruby allow parenthesis to be dropped in most cases:
>>   $ perl -we 'print("Hello world!\n")'
>>   Hello world!
>>   $ perl -we 'print "Hello world!\n"'
>>   Hello world!
>> James Edward Gray II
>
> There you can see how long it is that I've used Perl.  :-) But the  
> necessary expression termination is still in place, isn't it?

Yes, Perl requires most lines to end with a semi-colon.

James Edward Gray II