[ILUG-Social] Perl is a pool language
joe at galway.net
Thu Oct 12 12:53:52 IST 2000
I believe you. And perhaps Perl5 in a good development environment is
maintainable. But in my experience, unless there is very tight control over
coding practices, the whole thing quickly degenerates into an unholy mess.
Of course that will happen with any language/tools if the development
process is broken, but I think it happens a whole lot faster with Perl.
I think the language suffered from adhoc growth over about a decade. And it
seems that OO was an after thought. TCL and Python are much cleaner
scripting languages IMHO, and much of what you get at CPAN is available for
those languages too.
Anyway -- I prefer to compile my code which rules out all of the above.
On Thu, Oct 12, 2000 at 12:05:49PM +0100, Kathryn Cassidy wrote:
> might want to do. Maybe they were making it up, but I suspect it's
> more likely that perl can be, and is, used successfully in all types
> and sizes of project.
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