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Re: Programming Perl as a Job: 8 hours a day is too much for me

by cacharbe (Curate)
on Oct 25, 2002 at 11:55 UTC ( #207966=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Programming Perl as a Job: 8 hours a day is too much for me

I'm lucky in that my job, as hectic and grating as it can be, allows me to have my hand in a few different projects at the same time, allowing me to flex a couple different muscles, as it were. Although a LARGE amount of my time is spent developing (I agree that programming is much more than just typing in lines of code), I also get to manage a small group of interns, develop our B2E strategy, go to a conference once-in-a-while, and handle much our groups 'PR'.

When I do code hardcore (as I have been again for the past 5 days or so), I find myself falling into a groove, and the time just flies. If I can get my mind around a couple problems, proof them out, write some skeleton test code to prove out my theory and begin an implementation, I'll look up, and it's passed time for me to go home.

Granted, I also seem to have a loss of ocular muscletone lately, and I sleep like the dead once I DO get home, but if the problem is interesting enough, I can work for weeks on it


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[ELISHEVA]: Simple yes. and I did consider that. but this isn't one off . An important data source that I don't control is generating bom prefixed utf8 files and I'd rather not have to be munging files every few months.
[erix]: on teh other hand a SOPW is pretty much garanteed to get an answer from tux (and probably the module fixed)
[ELISHEVA]: plus it bugs me that something that *should* be simple, *should* work- unicode and noms aren't exactly the new kids on the block
[ELISHEVA]: well then since the obvious possible mistakes on my part have been ruled out, SOPW it is.
[ELISHEVA]: the data source, or one of them, is the OECD - they provide a *lot* of data that ought to be easily available to perl programmers.
[erix]: it might be cunning to mention the module in the title... :)
[ELISHEVA]: fancy that - a title that actually describes the problem :-)
[ELISHEVA]: but actually thanks for the reminder
[Discipulus]: DBI::CSV + utf8 = BOO?M
[erix]: in extremis we tend to forget stuff ;)

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