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Re: Artistic Method

by rass (Scribe)
on Mar 29, 2001 at 17:07 UTC ( #68088=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Artistic Method

Hmm. I'm afraid I disagree with this one. It remind me a lot of this, which seems to go a bit too far with the evangelising of Perl. I'm not saying this is what you're doing here Dragonfly, but I do think some people get a bit carried away whilst browsing through PerlMonks.

To me, Perl is a tool. Plain and simple. I like the chainsaw analogy, but for a different reason : it's fun to use, just like chainsaws are. I really don't enjoy seeing (more and more) posts meditating via metaphor and conjecture that to me has nothing at all to do with Perl. I think a good meditation in this section would be some kind of experience enjoyed through learning a new trick in Perl, not how what you learned in Art Class might apply to programming if you squint your eyes and look at it from an obtuse angle...

Forgive me if you take this as a bit harsh - it's not meant to be. I am merely continuing the Spirit of PerlMonks :

Chucking my two cents into the ring

Thanks for listening.


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Re: Re: Artistic Method
by Dragonfly (Priest) on Mar 29, 2001 at 17:38 UTC
    Oh, I agree: Perl is a tool, much as a brush and paints are the tools in art class. I'm just trying to point out that you can have more than one approach to painting or programming, and that the lesson of additive vs. subtractive methodologies applies equally well to programming as it does to art.

    I am not trying to evangelize, either; if you're reading this it's because you're here at PerlMonks, not What-Language-Should-I-Use-Monks. And I figured that since this wasn't code, I could safely post it in Meditations instead of Snippets or Craft.

    As for the link you posted, well, I'm sorry that you think this is all just mindless blathering about how great Perl is. Perhaps you could read it again and tell me in which parts specifically you think I am being a Perl zealot like the other poster was. ;-)

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