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Re^3: help managing modules using CPAN.pm

by tirwhan (Abbot)
on Nov 14, 2006 at 09:53 UTC ( #583935=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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    Discipulus bad people + good tool < normal people + decent tool
    [Discipulus]: php does not suck anymore?
    [ambrus]: Discipulus: I'm not sure, but it certainly doesn't suck as much as it's used to. it's like C++, it sucks because people still recursively learn from twenty year old PHP examples,
    [ambrus]: and they try to use the obsolete features that PHP has to support only for compatibility with old scripts. C++ and PHP both have the problem that people can't forget the past, because when they google "PHP" plus the problme they want to solve, they find b
    [ambrus]: ad code examples.
    [ambrus]: I'm not trying to recommend PHP, but I think it has way too bad a name because of its past.
    [ambrus]: This is different from MS Word, which was already a good editor in the pre-unicode days (in word for windows versions 2 and 6, which ran on windows 3 but also on windows 95), only it wasn't trying to solve the task of writing maths papers back then.
    [Discipulus]: ah ok, sounds reasonable; with no fear: Perl all life long
    [ambrus]: Mind you, LaTeX is currently still useful for writing math paper or snippet content without styling in such a way that the
    [ambrus]: formatting conventions of a journal or website can be quickly applied to it, and MS Office and LibreOffice has not quite solved this (although it's better for this than it used to be),

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