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Re: My cow-orkers mostly...

by Mr. Muskrat (Canon)
on Jan 15, 2005 at 21:26 UTC ( #422554=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to My cow-orkers mostly...

It depends on the definition of cow-orker! (It's a small world after all.)

If it includes the:

  • people working directly with me on a day to day basis then I'd say "are Perl Monks" and "love Perl".
  • folks that I help out in other departments that are supporting Perl scripts, then I'd say "like Perl" (it's always a quick fix when something goes wrong).
  • managers of other products, I'd say "are suspicious of Perl". ('This PERL thing, how long has it been in use? Is it stable? Is it going to cost us more money?' etc...)
  • single platform activists , I'd say "dislike Perl" or even "hate Perl". ('We need to move everything to a single platform. Solaris with an Oracle database system and everything written in Java!' yadda yadda... They won't give it a chance.)
  • folks who in other departments who run the Perl scripts, then I'd say "just use Perl".
  • folks outside of IT, then I'd have to say "have never heard of Perl". ('Pearl? What's that?')
  • "folks" that I play with on daily basis, then I'd definitely say "are written in Perl".
So where's my "All of the above!" option? :)

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Re^2: My cow-orkers mostly...
by CloneArmyCommander (Friar) on Jan 19, 2005 at 21:31 UTC
    A small part of your problem (as well as most of us :), would be solved with another option of "Fear Perl" :). Coworkers fear perl because they do not know anything about it, but know that it's technology which leads to "what if it replaces me," and in many cases they are easily replaced by a few lines of code, and hate it for that reason. That rolls together suspicion, dislike (the coworker who are not replaced), hate (the ones who were replaced), lack of knowlege, and possibly brings in coworkers written in perl :).

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