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Re: In Defense of Perl

by 5mi11er (Deacon)
on Feb 10, 2010 at 15:53 UTC ( #822449=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to In Defense of Perl

Unfortunately, what you have is a religious war on your hands. Many have given excellent business advice on ways to combat it above, but there are also many historical and current computer related religious wars from which you may be able to glean insight from. There's a nice list to be found here.

Any time people argue about any topic, and those people's beliefs are rooted in fundamentally different places, the argument can not be resolved until they are able to find common ground from which to work. Those giving business arguments are hoping that your manager will be swayed by business logic to abandon his attacks. If he stands to lose 'face' by continuing to attack, it is likely that will work, but it isn't guaranteed.

In the end, as evidenced by the prevalence of these 'wars' and the length of time many have been perpetuated, it is often an ugly and protracted battle. Study up on "The Art of War", arm your self well, and my you win the good fight.


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[james28909]: everything past the first two things you piked from my posts are irrelevant to me and my beliefs. they are side effects.
[james28909]: two or three. if it has to do with how humans are handling said situations, then that is after they were able to evolve into those problems. agnostic means only believe with evidence. i took that from a tyson video
[james28909]: and it seems that racism suggest that there is indeed a better race, but that is for evolution to decide
[1nickt]: "right now, humans are smarter than in any of those times": define "smart"
[erix]: ah, now you're appraoch downvote-territory ;)

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