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Re^2: Perl is dying

by Anonymous Monk
on Jul 16, 2006 at 14:04 UTC ( #561570=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Perl is dying
in thread Perl is dying

Yes, Perl 'did' have an advantage in having the best RegEx support and it does support people in doing their day to day 'non-professional' work (except for sysadmins etc) but I never understood why anyone with even an average understanding of computer science would use such a language for serious work.

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Re^3: Perl is dying
by Anonymous Monk on Jul 17, 2006 at 08:22 UTC
    >>"I never understood why anyone with even an average understanding of computer science would use such a language for serious work."<<

    Because it saves an incredible amount of programmer time, dude! Your post seems to define "serious work" as "that for which processor time is much more valuable than programmer time". And I think if you have even an average understanding of the industry, you find that is very often *not* the case.

    Sounds like you need to work harder at understanding the *business goals* of your work, rather than your own brilliance, dude. Because not doing so is just plain stupid.
      Because it saves an incredible amount of programmer time, dude!
      A comment like this can only come from someone who knows no other languages except maybe C. Perl takes more time to develop in then most any modern high level language (i.e. not Java or crap like that).

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[Corion]: Hmmm... Weird. Maybe it needs that for doing its timers or something. Still weird.
[Corion]: But I guess I'll find out soonish, as my application seems to use Prima for more than just displaying the OpenGL output soonish ;))
[ambrus]: No, I think the timers are handled fine in the event loop, as far as I can see.
[Corion]: So far, I liked Prima quite well as it simply seems to do what I want even if it has an upside-down coordinate system. But it installs from CPAN out of the box and is cross-platform

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