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Re: This is why I use Perl

by Anonymous Monk
on Nov 08, 2003 at 17:52 UTC ( #305565=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to This is why I use Perl

Why should you use Perl? Wheneven others ask this question, I always say, there is no way you can develop this faster in other languages than do it in Perl.

I think you need to clarify that point a little. There may be no way you can develop this faster in other languages, but there are several other languages that would allow for equal ease of development: Ruby and Python for sure (but also Lua, Icon, and Lisp are good candidates). Don't confuse: "Best tool for the job" with "Best tool for your mind". There is absolutely nothing wrong with the latter justification when selecting among a set of relatively equally capable tools, but it is incorrect to equate this with some superiority of the chosen tool.

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Re: Re: This is why I use Perl
by pg (Canon) on Nov 08, 2003 at 18:39 UTC
    Don't confuse: "Best tool for the job" with "Best tool for your mind".

    Yes, I have absolutely no problem with this statement, and it is such a basic fact, thus there is no need for people to explicitly state it everytime. On the other hand, you have to recognize that whatever decision you reached is always the "best tool for your mind", as decision is always made within the knowledge boundary of the person or the group of persons, and also their biased preferrence. We are not perfect, are we ;-?

Re: Re: This is why I use Perl
by zby (Vicar) on Nov 10, 2003 at 11:21 UTC
    They are some very nice languages but what they are lacking is an equivalent to CPAN. And CPAN is my answer to the OP.

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