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Nonsense.

First of all, the reason that managers are often turned off Perl is nothing to do with "dogmatic programmers". It is much more to do with incompetent programmers who don't use strict or -w, and who, partly for these reasons, do write unreadable code.

It is possible that this consultant was a genius who doesn't need a seatbelt (see Paradigm Shift - Don't use strict for a famous example). But the 99% likelihood is that he was an idiot who didn't know how to use a seatbelt - especially if his code has a lot of globals, which is normally a sign of bad design.

Finally, hard-to-understand code is almost always bad code. (There are exceptions, like tightly optimized loops, or JAPHs.) And for a consultant, this is doubly true: if you've left a lot of code that other people find difficult to use, then you're doing a crummy job - no matter how brilliant your code may be, your first priority was to help the people you worked for. Beginning programmers often think that if they don't understand something, it must be very clever, deep code. Usually the best code is very easy to read, almost like pseudocode.

I think this is a tough job, but kudos to Lori713 for taking it on.
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