After one morning, I'm feeling OK. Fortunately I'm old enough to have used ten or fifteen different languages from the original BASIC (seventeen reserved words, all variables are one letter and maybe one number) , via Occam to Prolog.
So far the main differences from PHP are ones of syntactic suger :
- Indenting rather than bracketing for loops and funtion definitions.
- You don't need ';' at the end of a statement.
- 'def' rather than 'function' to define a function.
- richer and stricter typing -I'm not sure how I'll get on with this.