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Re^3: Modern Perl and the Future of Perl

by chromatic (Archbishop)
on Dec 21, 2007 at 20:03 UTC ( #658518=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Modern Perl and the Future of Perl
in thread Modern Perl and the Future of Perl

That's what I wanted to say. Thank you for saying it.

I don't worry about the people and groups who latch onto a set of standards or styles or best practices and enforce them with sticks and goads. They won't find much success, and it doesn't matter who suggests styles or standards. Their inflexibility will hurt them more than anything else, and there's nothing we can do for them until they fix that problem.

I see no reason not to suggest good practices for everyone else, though, especially as they're gaining experience and good taste until they reach the point where they can evaluate their options and customize what they do for their current situations.

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Re^4: Modern Perl and the Future of Perl
by lecar_red (Acolyte) on Dec 21, 2007 at 21:06 UTC

    It seems like PBP would be best as a continually updating online book. It is something that will keep changing as the years go by. Also, there are some techniques that the community don't want to encourage. (Inside Out Objects). Its a great book but most of it wouldn't be useful if you had just starting learning Perl. In a wiki format (or something similar) sections could be tagged as "Beginner", the community could have comment sections and such.

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