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Re^2: Trying to make perl suck less again

by exussum0 (Vicar)
on Dec 22, 2007 at 18:35 UTC ( #658680=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Trying to make perl suck less again
in thread Trying to make perl suck less again

It doesn't fully meet his needs. Tossing out the baby w/ the bathwater isn't always the right thing. In this case, a lot of value he sees in 5.10 is offset by a little inconvenience. He's trying to make it optional is all.

It's why we have tailors for adjust suits, and car manufacturers can add features after the factory gives them a car.

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Re^3: Trying to make perl suck less again
by Cop on Dec 22, 2007 at 19:12 UTC

    Who is the baby, and what is the bathwater? That's the basic question we all have to answer.

    The baby is whatever the project that people work on, and the bathwater is the technology that they pick. The whole and holy purpose is to use the technology to solve real world problems in scope of the project - certainly not to solve the problems with the technology picked. Pick the right technology, you only need to spend minimum amount of one's time on serving the techenology; while picking the wrong techonology, for example perl, you are forced to spend a big chunck of your effrot serving perl - to suffer, and subsequently less to no time to make the project right - to fulfill the real world requirements the best.

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