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Re^2: Have you heard about recent startups using Perl?

by zby (Vicar)
on Mar 27, 2008 at 14:57 UTC ( #676749=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Have you heard about recent startups using Perl?
in thread Have you heard about recent startups using Perl?

Thanks for the informative reply, but I don't by the shoe analogy - you don't need to learn for entire years how to wear a shoes - but that is the case with programming languages (if you take into account learning about the available libraries, the community mailing lists and websites).


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Re^3: Have you heard about recent startups using Perl?
by dragonchild (Archbishop) on Mar 27, 2008 at 15:38 UTC
    Really? I have yet to find a language that a competent developer cannot become conversant enough to be useful within a couple weeks. Within 3-4 months, with guidance, that developer can become solidly embedded into the community. Personally, I've done this with Javascript (was a Dojo contributor within 3 months of really taking up the language) and flirted doing so with Ruby. Programming is programming. Coding is coding. Don't confuse the two.

    My criteria for good software:
    1. Does it work?
    2. Can someone else come in, make a change, and be reasonably certain no bugs were introduced?
      You know 3-4 months is still much longer than what you need to learn how to wear a shoe. And this is after you deflated your goal to just 'conversant' - I would rather for 'fluent' and stay with 'years'.

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