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Re^3: For thought: "Perl in the greater context of (me and) the software business

by sundialsvc4 (Monsignor)
on Mar 21, 2013 at 01:45 UTC ( #1024644=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: For thought: "Perl in the greater context of (me and) the software business
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Now, that is deja v all over again for me, too.   “A system designed by committee.”   Recommended the same action.   Nothing wrong with having a multitude of languages in one system (although I do frown on shell-scripts), but each one should have a clearly defined reason for having been selected.   Sometimes you feel that a rational design choice was made; sometimes it’s just an unholy mess.   Even though all of these languages are quite powerful, the untoward mixing of them in a single project breeds complexity ... and sometimes you just have to get rid of some of it.

Python is an intriguing language with a lot of built-in list processing power; an obvious cultural heritage with LISP ... but I’m always afraid that someone will invent a “Python virus” that randomly inserts/removes spaces and tab-characters in the source code.   (For those of you in the peanut gallery, indentation has semantic meaning in Python.)   Still, it’s also one of my favorite tools.


Comment on Re^3: For thought: "Perl in the greater context of (me and) the software business
Re^4: For thought: "Perl in the greater context of (me and) the software business
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 21, 2013 at 02:00 UTC
    * dj vu
      > deja v

      priceless! =)

      Cheers Rolf

      (using the Perl Programming Language)

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