morissette has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

So I am going to pose a simple question please do not start a super flame war.

Functional code: You wrote it in 10 minutes its under 50 lines and it performs the function you wanted it to do.

Perl Elitist code: Your code only uses 5.12 and above it forces best practices which makes it 200 lines and performs the same function as the functional code above but took you an hour to write.

So is the functional coder worse then the elitist?