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in thread (OT) Programming as a craft

I agree entirely that Perl is a step in the right direction. However, the language is only a part of the problem,and only a part of the solution.

If you could write all your applications without recourse to an editor, version control software, a browser or other software to access CPAN, a datbase, test tools and all the other tools and utilities that the average perl programmer uses to write his applications, then I would agree with you, but you can't.

Or at least, you can't do it that way and expect to produce a high quality product, that meets or exceeds the requirements, on time, within budget, at the target cost and that will contniue to perform it's function with reasonable maintanence costs for a sufficient period of time that it will produce a positive ROI.


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Re: Re: Re: Re: (OT) Programming as a craft
by BUU (Prior) on Dec 16, 2003 at 21:21 UTC
    If you could write all your applications without recourse to an editor, version control software, a browser or other software to access CPAN, a datbase, test tools and all the other tools and utilities that the average perl programmer uses to write his applications, then I would agree with you, but you can't.
    Oh but I could. It would take longer probably and be harder to implement, but thats why they invented all these nifty automated utilities to speed up production of the product, isn't it?