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Are programmers getting too lazy for perl?by zer (Deacon)
|on Oct 03, 2007 at 06:11 UTC||Need Help??|
I am a student in a software development course. I have used perl for over 10 years. Many of the years have been with bad practices but functional code. Perl more or less has followed me through my entire education of computer science things.
The point is that difficult things have become easy to accomplish. I have toted perl for a while to my friends.
Why is it that I am a lone programmer? Why does nobody understand perls capabilities? Why does nobody notice the community backing it? (this gripe will probably get a lot of good responses. Proof of the community)
I sat through an open source presentation done by another student on perl. There were many flaws... and a lot left out...
On the other side of the boat you have the useless complainers. The ones who weakly argue that perl is line noise and there is already lisp. Sure lisp is there, however if you took two seconds to learn a bit of this it would clarify. There is some code that is intentionaly obfuscated. Regular code is easy to read once you get used to it.
When I first learned c/c++ it seemed like line noise as well. With time I had to train my eye and everything was good. People who actually do give perl a chance learn write it as c coders.
There is a wealth of information out there on perl. What does it take to really open the eyes of the public? As well anyway who complains about too much documentation has never been in a situation where they didnt know how to accomplish something.
That is my rant!