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Re: Paid for crap

by toma (Vicar)
on Jan 26, 2007 at 05:52 UTC ( #596673=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Paid for crap

It is Officially Okay to write baby Perl.

See Natural Language Principles in Perl:

"It's Officially Okay in the Perl realm to program in the subset of Perl corresponding to sed, or awk, or C, or shell, or BASIC, or Lisp, or Python. Or FORTRAN, even. Just because Perl is the melting pot of computer languages doesn't mean you have to stir."

Some Perl programmers are well-compensated. Some of these write baby perl. At least you had the source code. PHB++ for that!

It should work perfectly the first time! - toma

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Re^2: Paid for crap
by radiantmatrix (Parson) on Feb 05, 2007 at 21:08 UTC

    Ok, but this isn't Baby Perl. It's a lack of basic algorithmic knowledge. Even that would be OK in a system that nobody is paying for.

    Seriously, I'd be willing to forgive not having read perlfunc and therefore not knowing that sprintf would work. But a string of ifs? That's bad programming, not just bad Perl.

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