The Free Love-, er, Teach-In
richardjolly at mac.com
Mon Mar 12 23:19:26 GMT 2007
On 12 Mar 2007, at 22:16, Jonathan Stowe wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-03-12 at 20:43 +0000, Richard Jolly wrote:
>> is it done well? Are they the right objects? Are the right methods
>> implemented? How can you tell? The syntax is there, but not the design
> But aren't these things that are best learnt without reference to any
> particular language or simply through experience?
Yes. But training is a head start to experience.
> Even if one was to
> disagree with the first part then I think that many people would agree
> that Perl might not be the language that one would choose to teach good
> OO design skills in the first place.
So perhaps perl programmers need more help?
> Of course teaching people how they
> might set about applying virtuous OO design practices to Perl is a
> worthwhile aim ...
It's not just OO. Many of the same skills apply to subroutines and
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