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First I don't want this to discourage you. I do think, however, that rperl would do better as a project aimed at expanding the realms in which Perl goes (i.e. aimed at new projects) than as a performance boost for existing projects. My current projects are entirely unlikely to ever use it, but hey if I find a use for it in a new project, I might consider it.

I am however unimpressed by the assertion that the commandments necessarily lead to less buggy code. Almost every feature in Perl has a legitimate usage, and almost every feature can be horribly abused. If you don't believe that, I have a codebase to sell you... For example, properly used, Moo and Moose can lead to more maintainable, clearer, and hence less buggy code than the old low-level blessed hashref approach. Yes I have worked a lot with both. Similarly coderefs have some very important uses which require quite a lot of annoying efforts to get around if you want to get rid of them. Same with typeglobs, etc. In general working around a legitimate use for a given approach means that you end up with complicated, unclear code.

Regarding creating clear, understandable code, the question very often times is when various things are elegant solutions to problems which do not otherwise admit of elegant solutions.

In reply to Re: Perl 5 Optimizing Compiler, Part 9: & The Low-Magic Perl Commandments by einhverfr
in thread Perl 5 Optimizing Compiler, Part 9: & The Low-Magic Perl Commandments by Will_the_Chill

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