[ILUG-Social] Perl is a pool language
kevin at suberic.net
Thu Oct 12 13:12:58 IST 2000
On Thu, Oct 12, 2000 at 12:05:49PM +0100, Kathryn Cassidy wrote:
> > > Perl is a poor choice of language for all but the smallest projects IMHO.
> > > Good for small write-only scripts. Poor for application development. (I know
> > > because I've used it for this type of stuff).
> These people praised perl for its maintainability, fast development
> time and the ease of software reuse which it permits, particularly with
> reguard to CPAN where you can get prewritten modules for just about
> everything you 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.
they made it up. all projects are highly dependant on what languages
are used. obviously if (reasonable) languages were not an issue then
the skill of the developers would come into question...
NOTE: no one get bent out of sorts. this is my general opinion about
language wars. it is the craftsmen, not the tool that is responsible for
success or failure. a programmer's familiarity with a language is very
important *but* that's not an intrinsic quality of the language.
 obviously it's impossible to write large maintainable apps in risc
assmebly, intercal or basic... :)
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