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Re: Since I discovered Perl, I've given up:

by jonadab (Parson)
on May 22, 2007 at 12:21 UTC ( #616743=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Since I discovered Perl, I've given up:

QBasic, and also writing DOS batch files. I've also given up DOS, Windows, and television, but those are things I gave up for other reasons, not because of Perl; whereas, giving up QBasic was directly the result of learning Perl.

I would have given up batch programming later, when I gave up DOS and Windows, but in that case I probably would have had to replace them with shell scripting, if not for Perl. As it stands, I gave them up sooner, while I was still using DOS and Windows, and when I switched over to Linux (and now FreeBSD) I have never taken up shell scripting. I don't need to write shell scripts, because I speak Perl.

I've also given up on Python and PHP, both of which I tried to make myself learn sometime after taking up Perl. They didn't take. I do still mean to try Ruby at some point. The way I figure it, I'd better learn Ruby soon, before Perl6 really becomes practical, or otherwise I'll never get around to it.

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Re^2: Since I discovered Perl, I've given up:
by syphilis (Chancellor) on May 22, 2007 at 12:51 UTC
    The way I figure it, I'd better learn Ruby soon, before Perl6 really becomes practical, or otherwise I'll never get around to it

    Plenty o' time :-)

    Cheers,
    Rob
Re^2: Since I discovered Perl, I've given up:
by Jenda (Abbot) on May 28, 2007 at 14:17 UTC

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[perldigious]: On occasion my scripts break, because they will do something that seems laregly pointless to me... like in this case, changing a column name from "ABC Category" to "ABC Category Override".
[perldigious]: Being the ignorant one, my initial reaction to that is, "that's sort of a dick move, a lot of people like me expect column names like that to stay the same, why the hell would you change them like that for seemingly no good reason?"
[perldigious]: Or is my irritation/ frustration well founded?
[Corion]: perldigious: That seems to be more the export and likely it's the recipients of that export that like the titles changes
[Corion]: ... "changed"
[Corion]: I usually expect fixed header names, but am sometimes lenient in the order of columns. But changing the report titles often sounds to me as if you are not the sole consument of the export ;)
[shmem]: perldigious: as always - if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Ther must be a very compelling reason for changing column names in a database. Those are rare.

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