The difference between the operator precedence among the languages are huge. Even if you think of it as a minor problem, it will blow up in your face every once in a while.
I switch between Perl and Python very often, and I find myself comfortable with both.
But I got tricked by Perl and its operator precedence. Let’s look at the facts:
perl> my $test = 0 or 1; print "test = ".$test."\n"; test = 0 perl> my $test = (0 or 1); print "test = ".$test."\n"; test = 1
Now look at the differences with python:
In : test = 0 or 1; print("test = %i" % test) test = 1 In : test = (0 or 1); print("test = %i" % test) test = 1
Apart from the fact that it’s not very intuitive the operator precedence in Perl, you should definitely double check the operator precedence of the language you’re programming on.