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Re: Freedom is Slavery

by diskcrash (Hermit)
on Mar 18, 2001 at 10:33 UTC ( #65240=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Freedom is Slavery

I found this sub-rant illuminating:

"perl makes a whole lot of tasks easy to do, but if you look closely, you will see that those tasks are fundamentally braindamaged, and should never have been initiated. "

Bovine Scatology

I find two beauties in Perl. The first is the richness of the contributory community, the willingness to share and mutual support.

The second is that is gets past uncontrollable constraints. Your work often has to be a part of a greater whole - so munging is a virtue not a vice. Often the tactical and ad hoc beats the strategic, but delayed solution. Does the need last longer than the mean time to code? Perl is a combination flashlight, saw, hammer and crazy glue package that runs rings around many other tools.

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[ambrus]: My boss wants to generate output data that is impossible to compute from the inputs we have. And I'm trying to convince him that he shouldn't do that.
[Corion]: ambrus: He isn't familiar with GIGO (or nIGO) yet?

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