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Re^2: Argument for Perl ( again and again )

by Anonymous Monk
on Oct 19, 2012 at 03:43 UTC ( #999857=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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in thread Argument for Perl ( again and again )

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?

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Re^3: Argument for Perl ( again and again )
by thomas895 (Chaplain) on Oct 20, 2012 at 00:55 UTC

    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.

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

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[ambrus]: Corion: four days a week? hmm
[Corion]: ambrus: I did that in 2012 and 2013, to try it out, and I found the available time to be worth more to me than the money
[Corion]: I've started that again this month (now forever instead of a limited time), and it already destresses me a lot
[holli]: There are Anti Vaxxer weeks at IKEA.
[Corion]: Of course, it's a 20% cut in the money I receive, while the work doesn't necessarily reduce at all, but my approach is to make the work take longer instead of fitting 5 days worth of work into 4
[holli]: 50% off all children coffins.
[Corion]: holli: Ooof :)
[hippo]: Cut should beless than 20% after tax, though. :-)
[Corion]: hippo: Yeah, but at least two years ago, it still was close enough to 20% cut
[Corion]: But I have a very positive experience with a four day workweek and a three day weekend. I can't easily go back though to full money.

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