Feeling guilty about posting nothing but negatives on Perl I felt I better post a positive.
I like Perl’s “no unnecessary limits” philosophy. And with that I like the variable-length parameter lists concept. It’s 100% different from the Java philosophy of having predefined parameters with predefined types. It adds a huge amount of flexibility in writing code and it drastically cuts down the actual amount of code you have to write.
From what I’ve seen so far, Perl programmers are some of the laziest I’ve seen (that is a complement).