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Re: Re: Thinking in Perl

by gjb (Vicar)
on Mar 17, 2004 at 18:32 UTC ( #337454=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Thinking in Perl
in thread Thinking in Perl

It's not clear to me who you're accusing of "mindless propaganda dribble", me or the author of the article, so let me try to get a few points straight.

First off, I posted this news item and tried to convey the gist of the article. It is written from the assumption that Perl is not taken seriously for sophisticated application development. The author embarks on the mission to prove that presumption false. As has been remarked by others, the way he goes about this is questionable, but his intentions are laudable.

There's no doubt that Perl does enjoy an excellent reputation in a number of companies, but unfortunately there's just as little doubt that it hasn't in many others. Indeed, I'm afraid that it is considered a useful language for the purposes listed, but not for full-blown application development.

On Perl Monks, a question that comes up time and again is how to convince the pointy haired boss that Perl is a viable programming language for project X. Unfortunately I'm sure I need not convince most of you that the buzz-word coefficiennt of a project is often more important than technical arguments.

In view of all this, I don't see any mindless dribble, nor on my part, nor on that of the author. Of course, I'm open for any argument one may have to offer.

Lastly, a dictionary search on irony could be useful.

Just my two cents, -gjb-

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