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Re: Argument for Perl ( again and again )

by thomas895 (Hermit)
on Oct 18, 2012 at 23:18 UTC ( #999828=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Argument for Perl ( again and again )

What you must realise is that everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

Arguing about which programming language is a waste of time, because one should use the right tool for the job, and not whatever is "cool".
Sure, I advocate Perl. I discourage PHP use. I say that Python and Ruby are also useful. That's just my opinion, and I'm pretty sure I could be wrong. For what it's worth, maybe Perl is actually Ierl(Impractical Extraction and Report Language), and I'm wasting my time with my trivial little hacks.
Who knows?

At least you won't see me using a 2-claw hammer(in my opinion, that's PHP) to hit a nail into a wall anytime soon, or using a pile-driver(Assembly of some flavour) for that, either.

~Thomas~
confess( "I offer no guarantees on my code." );


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Re^2: Argument for Perl ( again and again )
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 19, 2012 at 03:43 UTC

    Arguing about which programming language is a waste of time, because one should use the right tool for the job, and not whatever is "cool".

    Pointless arguments with ignoramuses is indeed pointless. Without a deep understanding of the languages you're comparing, how would you know what the right tool for the job is?

      how would you know what the right tool for the job is?
      Well, usually, you pick the right tool from what you already know. Only if that does not work, then you should seek another language, while making sure you like the syntax and philosophy, etc.
      Take me and PHP, for example. At the time I became frustrated with it for lack of readily-available libraries from a central repository, I knew QBasic(bah) and JavaScript. None of those two had anything like CPAN(although I did find JSAN earlier this year), so I stumbled across Perl. And I liked it. So, here I am, using Perl for all my little hacks and a little something I'm writing at the moment.

      ~Thomas~
      confess( "I offer no guarantees on my code." );

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