Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
XP is just a number
 
PerlMonks  

They only rated their Perl skill

by arhuman (Vicar)
on Jan 02, 2002 at 22:30 UTC ( #135746=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Perl's rank among languages

Alas, on the frontpage (in red) you can read :

Hi, the shootout is an unfinished project. I've decided to discontinue updates to it for now while I work on some other things. Thanks for everyone's help.

Which is really a sad thing as their perl code is crippled, with unnecessary code :
(lines number is part of their scoring system)

  • useless variables initialization (my %hash=())
  • useless buffering
    while (read(STDIN, $_, 4095)) { $_ .= <STDIN>; ... }
    instead of
    while(<STDIN>) { ... }
  • some examples seem really partial to me :
    echo `wc` is allowed for bash, whereas the Perl solution don't use the one line solution (print `wc`;)
  • ad nauseaum...

"Only Bad Coders Code Badly In Perl" (OBC2BIP)


Comment on They only rated their Perl skill
Select or Download Code

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://135746]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others chilling in the Monastery: (2)
As of 2014-10-01 01:39 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    How do you remember the number of days in each month?











    Results (386 votes), past polls