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Re: Seeker Of Perl Sympathy

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Jan 08, 2005 at 23:05 UTC ( #420600=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Seeker Of Perl Sympathy

I don't think you need our sympathy--it's those who haven't twigged to the beauty of Perl that need it.

There are any number of good technical counter-arguments for each of the critisisms you listed, many of which can be found in 'cross-language debate' meditations around this place. But the best answer (IMO) is:

Okay. If you like doing things the hard way, I ain't gonna try to stop you.

And leave it there. Don't elaborate.

Examine what is said, not who speaks.
Silence betokens consent.
Love the truth but pardon error.

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Re^2: Seeker Of Perl Sympathy
by Errto (Vicar) on Jan 08, 2005 at 23:51 UTC
    Don't elaborate.

    Unless asked, of course. In which case, by all means elaborate, but stick to specific examples and try not to sound like a zealot, because skeptics can smell a zealot a mile away, even an unwitting one.

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