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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??


in reply to Re: Argument for Perl ( again and again )
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?


Comment on Re^2: Argument for Perl ( again and again )
Re^3: Argument for Perl ( again and again )
by thomas895 (Hermit) 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.

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

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