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Re^2: Productivity and Perl

by Aristotle (Chancellor)
on Jun 02, 2002 at 02:46 UTC ( #170968=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Productivity and Perl
in thread Productivity and Perl

The funny thing is that Ovid picked this up in a similarly cheerleading fashion because it portrays Perl in a favourable way. :-) And what I'll take home from here, I think, is that

my language is best because I can't make yours do things my language's way
type arguments tend to be air-boxing against Perl because Larry generally involves some good bits and pieces from just about every other language and programming paradigma you can think of.

Makeshifts last the longest.


Comment on Re^2: Productivity and Perl
Re: Re: Re: Productivity and Perl
by Ovid (Cardinal) on Jun 03, 2002 at 01:27 UTC

    One thing I think it would be fair to note is the concept of "problem space". There are many areas for which Perl would be a stupid choice. There are many areas for which Perl would be a good choice, yet other languages would be an even better choice. I suspect that most of what Perl programs typically do right now might be better served by the cleaner syntax of Python, for example.

    Much of the strength in Perl lies in learning the Byzantine modules, scoping issues, context rules, etc. If you're not willing to make that commitment to the language, other choices are superior, period. However, since this is a Perl forum, it doesn't serve me well to bash Perl, which I still love, warts and all.

    Cheers,
    Ovid

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