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Re: I'm looking forward to 2011 the way I once looked forward to ..

by Tux (Monsignor)
on Jan 01, 2011 at 17:59 UTC ( #880010=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to I'm looking forward to 2011 the way I once looked forward to ..

I seriously don't know how to feel facing the fact that this year will be my 50th birthday. Too old to do more? Yough enough to do more? Only time will tell ...

At least I still have the looks that make others guess me up to 17 years younger :)


Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn


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Re^2: I'm looking forward to 2011 the way I once looked forward to ..
by pingo (Hermit) on Jan 04, 2011 at 11:29 UTC
    Too old to do more? I'm guessing your next 30 or so years may be rather uneventful if you go that track. :-)
Re^2: I'm looking forward to 2011 the way I once looked forward to ..
by cdarke (Prior) on Jan 04, 2011 at 12:56 UTC
    The great thing about passing fifty is that you can stop taking life so damned seriously. Passing sixty is a bit like that as well, you can still care about things, but only the ones worth caring about. The scary thing is wondering if you will live to see a Perl 6 production release ...

      Sorry to say that I really don't care about perl6 at all, as they decided to make my coding style close to illegal in perl6 by default because of whitespace issues.

      For me, coding is like art. The code should not only work well, but also look appealing. That will increase the maintainability. Perl5 gave everyone all the flexibility they needed to make their code adapt to their personal style. And all were happy, as all think their style is best. Nothing wrong with that, as long as you are consistent in that style and gave it some thought. I have tried to explain my personal style, which is best for me. I will not try to convince others to change.

      Perl6 is not my language.


      Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
        I don't understand this:
        they decided to make my coding style close to illegal in perl6 by default because of whitespace issues.
        Can you give an example of what restrictions Perl6 imposes? (or do you mean that the Perl6 project wouldn't accept your code due to coding style?)
        Although I don't agree with your choice in coding style, I absolutely agree with the underlying principle that code should look good as well as behave correctly. The key reason is that when done well this increases the understandability and as a result the maintainability of the code.

        --DrWhy

        "If God had meant for us to think for ourselves he would have given us brains. Oh, wait..."

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