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Re: The Perl Crackpot Index

by pbeckingham (Parson)
on Jul 29, 2005 at 14:52 UTC ( #479427=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to The Perl Crackpot Index

  • High points for automatically using $|=1;
  • Medium points for using a Schwartzian without understanding why
  • Medium points for pointing out that File::Find needs a new interface
  • High points for suggesting ill-informed, inconsistent operator characters for P6
  • Medium points for using Unicode characters in source just because you can
  • High points for use of sub prototypes without knowing what it actually means
  • Very high points for authoring a crappy, poorly-supported module and putting it on CPAN



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Re^2: The Perl Crackpot Index
by fraktalisman (Hermit) on Jul 31, 2005 at 18:19 UTC

    Things that are done just because you can ... maybe a source of innovation, probably a good thing in play and music, often unnessecary and irritating in professional programming IMO.

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[LanX]: I told you the story about the “new" currency trading system of Dresdner Bank
[LanX]: ?
[Corion]: No, or I don't remember the story ;)
LanX my favourite don't tell me the proof of concept is good enough for production anecdote
[ambrus]: ah, it's one of thos
[Eily]: what, there's a difference between proof of concept and production?
[LanX]: 20 years ago traders were complaining about the latency of the trading system...
[ambrus]: I'm currently in the process of rewriting my proof of concept programs. They sort of developped organically as I was experimenting, so now I've got an ugly mess of multiple programs and one-liners held together by nothing. I'll have to rewrite them to som
[ambrus]: ething that's both cleanly organized and mostly automated.
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