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Re: The Domain of Perl

by pfaut (Priest)
on May 26, 2005 at 19:42 UTC ( #460840=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to The Domain of Perl

I've been programming with perl for about 10 years. I've created some fairly large programs and modules and feel I'm pretty proficient at the language. That said, it never ceases to amaze me that if I pick up the camel book and start browsing through it, I'll find something I've forgotten or never used before.

90% of every Perl application is already written.
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[erix]: that should be "to an already-too-late- project" I think
[ambrus]: oh yes, we have a pretty good example of that when they reorganized the grill place in the restaurant nearby.
[ambrus]: it now has two more people working there, and they're serving slower and more expensive.
[ambrus]: It used to be just a master cook who takes the order and puts the meat and eggs on the open grill plate table, and an assistant who removes them to a plate, adds the side dish, and gives the plate to the people in the queue, plus a cashier.
[ambrus]: Now it has five people instead of three, some sort of call number ticket system where people wait a lot for their food to get ready (it's the same kinds of grilled meat and fish on the same equipment, it won't actually fry slower),
[ambrus]: it's slow as hell, and the food costs significantly more.
[ambrus]: We no longer eat there.
LanX Everybody quotes it, some people read it, and a few people go by it
[ambrus]: LanX: why would I read it? isn't it a book for managers? I don't want to be a manager.
[ambrus]: I don't quote it either.

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