Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
good chemistry is complicated,
and a little bit messy -LW
 
PerlMonks  

Re^3: What can bring the excitement back to Perl?

by chromatic (Archbishop)
on Mar 26, 2008 at 01:54 UTC ( #676285=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: What can bring the excitement back to Perl?
in thread What can bring the excitement back to Perl?

I also think that perl compared to ruby are lacking in relation to free open guides and examples.

Maybe I'm demonstrating the kind of old-school thinking that proves I'm out of step with kids these days, but have you tried to use Ruby's documentation? The only possible way it could compare with Perl's documentation is if an attractive member of the appropriate gender sat on your desk and read it out loud to you (and probably wrote your code for you, because Ruby's documentation is somewhat, well, slender).


Comment on Re^3: What can bring the excitement back to Perl?
Re^4: What can bring the excitement back to Perl?
by Casan (Novice) on Mar 26, 2008 at 14:35 UTC

    C I agree.

    Furthermore, many of the Ruby tutorials I have seen, have also been more for show than for actual use. They do something right, though not complete. I don't like to start a its either them or us thread, I will be perl biased too.

    I believe we can be more user friendly with our tutorials for learners, and Ruby documentation/tutorials can be more complete.

    http://perl101.org/how-do-i.html is a nice approach, yet it can be more exciting and structured

    But as for the topic, when we are talking about what can bring the excitement back to Perl, then I think of both the newcomers, the returners and the old guard.

    Love perl6 btw, thanks.

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://676285]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others romping around the Monastery: (13)
As of 2014-09-16 18:56 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    How do you remember the number of days in each month?











    Results (43 votes), past polls