Dave O Connor wrote:
>I fail to see this aversion to perl, because it's easy to write bad code.
>It's easy to write bad code in any language, and sure, perl is no exception.
>What makes my 'skin crawl' is when people turn down a language that has the
>potential for being extrmely nice, clever and easy to read, because it's
>possible to write it badly. It's like not using paper because an infant could
>scrawl on it with a purple crayola.
>>In my experience, perl is a lot easier to modularise, a lot clearer for some
>things (i.e. calling $object->munge() instead of
>>Dont get me wrong. I use perl regularly and believe it has it's place.
My main problem with it in this context is probably that there are just
*so* many ways of writing perl. Reading and working out somebody elses
code can and usually does take a horribly long time. Especially if they
think differently than you and use the language in a different way. And
even perl's HTML::Template, though occasionally useful, is no match for
the way you can slap php right into a page. I like that. Maybe it's
possible to do with perl - i dont know. Not enjoying hacking someone
elses perl is enough of a reason to put me off. Besides - you're right.
It's mostly a gut reaction and i'm just arguing in order to justify it.
But i generally go with my gut (it tells me when to eat - it has to be
>Oh, I'm not PHP-bashing. I'm dismissal-of-perl-for-bad-reasons bashing. :)
Fair enough. So - anything in perl you can recommend or generally just
being the knight in shining armour for it?
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