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Re^4: Perl Elitist Code vs Functional Code

by Anonymous Monk
on Aug 13, 2012 at 01:37 UTC ( #987012=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Perl Elitist Code vs Functional Code
in thread Perl Elitist Code vs Functional Code

The first guy who I called showed up immediately, fixed the problem in less than ten minutes, gratuitously checked the piping in the rest of the house, charged me $50 and left a stack of business cards.


My plumber was the one who installed the fitting, but did a fix it week later in about 10 minutes at no charge -- luckily this was for water boiler which is an outside closet , and yes, it did leak gallons and gallons

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Re^5: Perl Elitist Code vs Functional Code
by sundialsvc4 (Abbot) on Aug 13, 2012 at 14:16 UTC

    He must have been “Agile...”   ;-)

    Oopsie, so it did leak gallons and gallons of boiler-water ... but he wrote the code the first time real fast, didn’t he?   (And the second time, and the third, and ...)

    Every piece of code that you write is worth writing well, especially if it is to be anywhere close to a production system.   And there is no elitism about saying that.   (Personally, I do not like code that I thought had been finished years ago, coming back from the dead to bite me in the asterisk.   I resent and despise poorly-written stuff that fails at three o'clock in the morning.)   When you put in a plumbing fixture, you have one chance to make a permanent and lasting impression on the client ... and you will in fact do so, either way.   The client expectation is that the fixture is the right one, properly installed, and of course it never leaks.   My predecessor obviously did not know the basic plumbing rule that a galvanized fitting cannot be attached to a copper piping system because it will corrode; as it did, which is why it broke off in my hand.   A professional plumber has to get it right the first time, even though (s)he is merely dealing with a low-pressure water piping system ... not something as vastly complicated as computer software.


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