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By this standard, Perlmonks wouldn't exist if you were correct. People post code here all the time (sometimes hideous), AND get answers and understanding in a relatively short period of time.
The only other reason I can think of for what you are aying is, there aren't enough highly skilled Perl developers. I somewhat doubt this. There are plenty of examples of large Perl projects out there. In a way you could even say that CPAN is one of them.
Maybe it's just that it's not as industy/money driven as other languages so companies never ask for it. There's no gargantuan company called Pun running around and shelling out the big bucks to convince companies to use Perl in large projects.
As for liking other programmer's code, you are going to tell me that java programmers relish touching each other.s code ;) Forgive me if I'm doubtful. Maybe it's that java programmers aren't given a choice by the people who buy into the language. Or heaven forbid by the language itself. I would hate to have to write anything serious in java by my lonesome.
If I was in an all java shop, I would have to work on other java programmer's code, like it or not. If I was in a Perl shop, I would have to work on other Perl programmer's code, like it or not. I've also never had the opportunity to work in a company full of Perl programmers. Have you?
How can something be proven to everyone if most will not even try it? I believe there is a proper way to do it with Perl. Maybe there are people out there who have mastered it, and we're just not asking the right questions. I have a feeling it goes a little beyond telling them to "use strict;".
In reply to Re: An Experiment: J2EE is too complicated - why not Perl?