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Re^2: I first became interested in Perl because...

by jhourcle (Prior)
on Jul 24, 2006 at 13:18 UTC ( #563258=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


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I was surprised that 'I got handed someone else's work' wasn't an option in the poll.

In my case, it was 1996, at a university, and we had a 3 person 'web development group' (I did graphics and design work), and the one programmer in our department graduated and got a better job offer -- so Dave and I got all of Tim's work. (Mind you, Dave was a liberal arts major, Tim had been Comp Sci, and I at least had a little bit of programming experience as a kid and some Fortran in my engineering degree.) -- So, I got the work.

And when we tried to hire a replacement programmer for our manager, our director decided differently, so I had to maintain all of Tim's work, and write new things as the need arose. (mostly text processing work to convert various text formatting languages to HTML, and a bunch of HTML forms)


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Re^3: I first became interested in Perl because...
by Voronich (Hermit) on Jul 28, 2006 at 18:56 UTC

    Yep. That's part of what happened with me. I had a legacy script tossed at me with a "you're smart, fix this."

    After I fixed it and created a couple of my own the bang for the buck became quickly obvious. I still have not found any language where I can get so much done with so little so quickly.

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