the "no good Perl jobs"/"no good Perl programmers" myth

Matt S Trout dbix-class at
Mon Aug 7 17:35:56 BST 2006

Dominic Mitchell wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 07, 2006 at 03:49:12PM +0100, Adrian Howard wrote:
>> <rant class="tangent">
>> The number of fresh graduates that have never used a revision control  
>> system in their life shocks me. Ditto for the number of places I've  
>> contracted for that are still at the cp -R stage...
>> </rant>
> The trouble is that it's not /just/ the graduates.  I view lack of VCS
> as bordering on the negligent, yet some people have never even heard of
> one, let alone used it.  That's just *so* scary.

I've given up being scared of it. I just tell clients they *will* have a 
source repository and if they aren't sure how to set one up we'll gladly do so 
for them as the first line item of the contract.

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