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Re: Are we a dying breed?

by GrandFather (Sage)
on Nov 10, 2005 at 20:53 UTC ( #507536=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Are we a dying breed?

In many guises this has been discussed here before. At the end of the day in a situation such as yours you may have to cast a wider net. Look for programmers with wide language experience. For a widely experienced programmer Perl offers some subtle edge cases, but generally DWIM saves the day. From personal experience I can tell you that a good programmer can come to Perl cold and be doing good work in a couple of weeks.

It's generally the problem solving ability that you need to target rather than detail knowledge of a particular subject. If you have time to bring someone up to speed with Perl you could well win over the term of the project by looking outside the immediate Perl community. When you do, introduce them here and their learning time will be cut to 1/3 :).

Perl is Huffman encoded by design.

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Re^2: Are we a dying breed?
by ysth (Canon) on Nov 11, 2005 at 05:41 UTC
    When you do, introduce them here and their learning time will be cut to 1/3 :)
    And there's an excellent chance much of that will be after hours :)

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[Corion]: erix: I'm not sure if it really is MySQL - maybe MS SQL also has LIMIT 0
[erix]: it has TOP, IIRC
[Corion]: erix: Ah. I use where 1 = 0 for queries where I only am interested in the structure ;)
[erix]: 1=0 is as short as TOP :)
[erix]: "code of someone that died" -- kinda nice if your code stops working too
[erix]: hard to implement, hmm
[Corion]: erix: Well, they also seem to have changed the server, or some software, or whatever, and seem to be in the process of changing the DB schema from having the "username" as primary key to something else.

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