in reply to Re^4: Legacy Code: "Dominoes = Bad"
in thread Legacy Code: "Dominoes = Bad"
You can write bad, un-maintainable code using moose just as easily as you can without. Just because moose might be your flavour of the day today, that's no guarantee that it will be in anyone's favour in 10 years. When that day comes you've taken Perl, which a certain population of developers are proficient in, and slapped on another layer which reduces your 'proficient' developer pool down to a much smaller fraction (if they exist). Then you'll have monks posting about all the crapped up legacy moose code that nobody can maintain and the cycle will repeat all over again.
Legacy code is what it is. Take the heat or get out of the kitchen as they say. The code was conceived under the requirements and restrictions of the day just as the code you write today is. Some day your code will also fall under the same scrutiny, if you're (un)lucky enough to have it survive that long, by somebody who will most probably not be you. Will that person share your beliefs and definition of maintainable code? I doubt it.