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Re: A Porting Horror Story

by jlongino (Parson)
on Apr 10, 2002 at 20:13 UTC ( #158131=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to A Porting Horror Story

I think the most disturbing/humorous aspect of this story derives from the following:

  • Neither the CTO nor the engineering manager knew Perl.
  • They felt the code was so horribly-written that it needed a ground-up rewrite before they could add features.
  • They believed that Java was more 'scalable' than Perl.
  • If the first is true, how the heck did they arrive at the other two conclusions? Sounds like PHB voodoo to me. Perhaps they should've hired merlyn for a code review. :)


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