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Re: disadvantages of perl

by jettero (Monsignor)
on Jul 02, 2009 at 10:40 UTC ( #776694=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to disadvantages of perl

I find most of my co-workers, who recently started using Perl, get rather frustrated with all the funny symbols. Also, the OOP is kinda weak. Moose fixes that, but costs a lot to load up and came a little late in the game.

I don't find these things so bad personally, but some people do. The real question is: why come to a site full of Perl fans to see what's so bad about Perl? We like it. Try the Python forums. They'll have a list of complaints.

-Paul


Comment on Re: disadvantages of perl
Re^2: disadvantages of perl
by citromatik (Curate) on Jul 02, 2009 at 11:32 UTC
    The real question is: why come to a site full of Perl fans to see what's so bad about Perl?

    I find 2 reasons:

    • Many Perl newcomers here at the monastery can give valuable experiences on what they are finding hard to learn of Perl
    • Also, the weak points of any subject should be spotted by experts in that subject, and perlmonks has more experts in Perl than a Python forum

    Perl is great... but not perfect, that is what Perl6 is all about, no?

    citromatik

Re^2: disadvantages of perl
by stvn (Monsignor) on Jul 02, 2009 at 18:03 UTC
    Also, the OOP is kinda weak. Moose fixes that, but costs a lot to load up and came a little late in the game.

    Better late then never :)

    -stvn
Re^2: disadvantages of perl
by stonecolddevin (Vicar) on Jul 02, 2009 at 23:39 UTC

    Great post, but I have to nitpick, with the right incantations Moose start up cost is much less than it originally was. Even less once they get some stuff moved to C/XS.

    meh.

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