Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister

Comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

I admit, I voted this post ++. Uaaaaaargh.

Although I totally refuse the PHP part, I'd like to stress some valid points of the poor poster.

To give you some perspective, I work mostly on statistical and geometrical algorithms, so that I have a lot of context switching between OO (application framework), procedural (numerics i.e. multidimensional numerical optimization), functional (inference) programming style. For such a situation perl is by far the most convenient language because I can chose the language constructs that are the most convenient for the task at hand.

However, there seems to be to much OO pressure in the development of perl6, to much closed shop style. All this "pattern" stuff, and "architecture" murmuring. Hate me, but this is like speaking about the windows, without thinking about the house.

May be this is part of the language darwinism: those who get the most money have the most time can spend the most time for development in OS stuff like perl.

On the other hand, what is it useful for to convert perl 5 to yaool (pronounce it, with a long aooooooooo at night!) , that is yet another object oriented language? Moreover, doesn't this darwinian style selection mean that the future is sacrificed for the present?


Ok, to prevent misunderstanding: I agree with the part of the aimless development cycle perl is in.

Although I see a tendency that O'Reilly may have too much influence on perl, but this is mainly through the excellent books. Of course excellence means influence.

In reply to Re: (OT troll) New Section: PHP by dokkeldepper
in thread (OT troll) New Section: PHP by Anonymous Monk

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":

  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    and the web crawler heard nothing...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others making s'mores by the fire in the courtyard of the Monastery: (3)
    As of 2015-11-27 02:54 GMT
    Find Nodes?
      Voting Booth?

      What would be the most significant thing to happen if a rope (or wire) tied the Earth and the Moon together?

      Results (714 votes), past polls