|Perl Monk, Perl Meditation|
your attitude towards the code you writeby zetetes (Pilgrim)
|on May 07, 2004 at 20:09 UTC||Need Help??|
I’m working on a perl-project in close teamwork with a colleague. We’re students and doing this project for a company. I’m coding perl since maybe 3, 4 years, he’s just started (he’s more on the PHP-side of life).
before this project i never worked this close with anyone on a programming project, and if so, always with elderly, calm people. It seems to me, my colleague has a completely different attitude towards scripting and coding.
i do believe, coding means to work with problems all day. To try to solve problems. this means to me: if i do not like those problems, it’s not a good thing for me and the work i do.
he, on the other side, is often sitting next to me, cursing, getting agressive towards perl, his hardware, me and the world in general. As if the code he writes is infringing him personally. To me it looks as if he wanted to have solved every problem before it even occurs to him.
yes, i do believe coding puts a virus into your mind. And sometimes it takes good strategy to stop it from spreading around. But nevertheless i love perl, i love coding and i love the code i write. it's just the way you put it. guess i'm more a zen-minded guy... :)