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Re^5: "Baby" Perl versus "Bad" Perl

by Your Mother (Chancellor)
on Dec 04, 2005 at 07:32 UTC ( #513919=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^4: "Baby" Perl versus "Bad" Perl
in thread "Baby" Perl versus "Bad" Perl

I agree on the basic premise: simple, or simplistic, Perl should not be frowned on; unless it's for a bank or a million hit per day site or something. But simple does not equal wrong or sloppy. I wrote a lot of crappy, nave code myself that got mountains of work done without, for the most part, incident while boosting the reputation of Perl in the non-techies around me who were unable to detect the odor of code but were able to see how fast Perl could do things. So I know exactly how valuable even bad Perl can be.

It's possible to teach simplistically without teaching incorrect things. It's also much harder to relearn something you were originally taught wrong than to take the time and effort to learn something right the first try. Once something goes through a publisher and has an ISBN attached, it's open for stronger critique than if it were just some dusty corner of the Internet.

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Re^6: "Baby" Perl versus "Bad" Perl
by chanio (Priest) on Dec 06, 2005 at 14:16 UTC

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[choroba]: and in fact, you don't push into the target repo, you push into your branch of your fork
[choroba]: the maintainer of the upstream repo than "merges" the pull request, i.e. they pull from your fork into the upstream
[Discipulus]: ' i.e. you asked them to pull from your repo' =~ I (subj) want to push
[Discipulus]: chorobayour words are reasonable
[choroba]: I'm just repeating some else's words as I remembered them after having asked the same question
[choroba]: s/some/someone/
Discipulus what a pity all people do not speak only in eatalian..
[choroba]: we'd need video calls more often :)

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