[JOB] Perl Software Developer and Database programmer
brianwisti at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 23 18:56:49 GMT 2006
--- Peter Corlett <abuse at cabal.org.uk> wrote:
> Lusercop <`firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > I'm not trolling. I really think that writing subs that pretend to
> be map
> > and grep or similar is not a way to, in general, write maintainable
> > code...
> Python and Java are that way --->
Whoa now, let's not be using the "J" word like that!
> Perl is not always elegant, and it may have mantraps in dusty
> corners, but
> it usually gets the job done and it often does a good job if treated
> Avoiding idiomatic Perl because you can't understand it, or have such
> a low
> opinion of Perl programmers and think they can't understand it, is
> everybody an injustice.
Could be wrong, but I don't think "idiomatic" is the same as
"dogmatic." Besides, doesn't Perl have more than enough idioms to go
I stick to "my" whenever possible, "our" when I need to, and "local"
only when any other way would make the code a burden to maintain . So
far, I think I've used "local" three times in production code over
seven years. And yet, I've never heard folks complain that my code
veered too far from the common idioms.
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