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Advantages of "Baby" Perl

by fraktalisman (Hermit)
on Dec 29, 2005 at 11:15 UTC ( #519758=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to "Baby" Perl versus "Bad" Perl

"baby perl" can have certain advantages, like

  • unexperienced programmers writing "baby perl" instead of trying to code something which goes above their level of understanding, thus avoiding a wide range of potential errors
  • coworkers with only rudimental understanding of perl can better understand the code in case they have to make little changes later
  • the same goes for the unexperienced programmer when reviewing or debugging the code
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Re: Advantages of "Baby" Perl
by phaylon (Curate) on Dec 29, 2005 at 12:45 UTC
    The problem is, in my experience the coders won't find the obvious, easier, cleaner or efficient (in any mystical meaning of the word) way but that one *they* understand. I work with some people who aren't that much into Perl as I am, and they use only those syntactic sugars of Perl which they know from PHP. Maybe they find it more readable, but you should see what some people produce when trying to avoid using map, grep and such alike :)

    Ordinary morality is for ordinary people. -- Aleister Crowley

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