in reply to Re^2: Have SQL standards gone too far?
in thread [OT] Reflecting on SQL. Meditating on Perl. Do languages meet requirements of Agile?
I agree with your first line. However I don't quite agree with your second. My thinking has been that all too often programming languages have not adequately taken into consideration the needs of the Agile community. If you were developing an analytical database, for example, in a Agile way, then logic separation might be key to that process of incremental development. The more logic one puts into a single statement the harder that becomes. For me SQL is the obvious case in point. But the same may also be true for Perl code. Perl code development could be impeded by excessive compacting of code. I'm in no way criticising the Perl community. It is however something that maybe the designers of the language, SQL in this case, but Perl also, should consider. Am I right?