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Re: If the only tool you have is a hammer...

by Sherlock (Deacon)
on Jul 03, 2001 at 20:08 UTC ( #93558=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to If the only tool you have is a hammer...

I take this as a vigilant reminder...when the only tool you have is Perl (or C or Java or whatever), then every problem looks like it should be solved by Perl. Always evaluate your problem and use the best tool.

You can hammer in a screw, but wouldn't it be much better and easier to use a screwdriver?

++ princepawn - Sound advice, brother.

- Sherlock

Skepticism is the source of knowledge as much as knowledge is the source of skepticism.
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[stevieb]: choroba my GPS home device is done, at least prototype v1 is. I'm just making sure all of my code does what it says now
[stevieb]: I test/prototype code on my Pi, then I migrate it over to Arduino when it's ready (if that's a better platform for what I'm doing). The whole RPi stuff was for learning at first, then it snowballed. I'm just trying to get my in-house CI...
[stevieb]: ...done, which obviously requires a specific hardware setup.
[stevieb]: I don't write tests for the lower-level distributions (ie. ICs, sensors etc) within those distributions, I have all tests in a master distribution which encompasess all of the sub-modules

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