Perl, on the other hand, is cool, but it's syntax is too complicated. A comparason is in order. YOu can learn all there is to know about Java's syntax in a short time, but it would take years of effort to lean everything that can be done with the language. With Perl, it takes a long time to grok the eccentricies of the syntax, but as soon as you do, you know how to do anything with the language.
Is there a word for this concept? I guess that Java is a minimalistic OOP language, while Perl is a maxamalistic language that allows OOP structures. As a logician, I hate Perl. As a hacker, I have a lot of respect for anyone who has mastered it.
I've played a bit with js and cookies. See the prefs page.