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So here's my meditation for the week, inspired by this article over at infoworld:

It brings up the very salient point concerning "executive-level technology management holding scripting languages in disdain as not being “real” languages for day-to-day problem solving. While I am not yet fully in the workforce - being still stuck in college for better or worse - I see this bias repeatedly. The office environment that I work in is small enough that I am the only technology guru, giving me nearly free reign in my development and management techniques. However, in school I feel disdainful eyes piercing my back when I bring up a related Perl question in my various programming classes (none of which implement Perl, of course :(

So, how about it, ye Monks of the Ages: is this *really* a problem in the workforce? I like having the freedom to choose the *best* tool for the job, without being forced away from using a scripting language because of a code shop's unfounded belief that C++ is 'Holier Than Thou, Perl/Ruby/Python et. al.' Perhaps the most comical instance of this is in my C++ class, where we just finished writing a _massive_ homebrewed Calendar class that creates CGI output of various calendar items. I don't speak a word of a lie when I say I could have halved the length of source if I had implemented certain parts using Perl.


PS == Before you get the wrong impression, I infact love coding in C languages (call me a masochist if you will); it just seems rather *awkward*, if you will, in some circumstances.

(PS*2) == I know, that Title is a little much, and no, I'm not trolling. I just got done with a gouldern Philosophy paper, and my head is rife with gross violations in titular verbosity ;)

(PS*3) == I am aware that a C++ class is meant to teach one the intricacies of C++, not Perl, hence the class description. However, I can't help but feel that discussing parallels in different languages can only edify the mind...

"There is more in heaven and earth
than is dreamt of in your philosophy"

In reply to Scripting Language Biases: The Tech-Sector's New Menace? by lacertus

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