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(Guildenstern) Re: Just a thought

by Guildenstern (Deacon)
on Feb 16, 2001 at 22:45 UTC ( #58928=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Just a thought

I think the phrase you're referring to is "When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail." I must say that I like your version better, because the original (to me) implies that using only one tool can result in things being built improperly. Your version, however, sounds more to me like "We can do just about anything we want in Perl, and even if it's not the perfect tool for the job, it's still pretty good."

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Re: (Guildenstern) Re: Just a thought
by japhy (Canon) on Feb 16, 2001 at 23:49 UTC
    I think the saying means that when you only have one tool, you assume that the tool can fix any problem -- a very dangerous assumption. I think the saying is based upon stubbornness and/or ignorance.

    japhy -- Perl and Regex Hacker

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