introspection (and Perl 6)
chromatic at wgz.org
Tue Jan 22 18:35:45 GMT 2008
On Tuesday 22 January 2008 08:40:43 virtualsue wrote:
> chromatic wrote:
> > If you're going to hire people to maintain software you care about, but
> > don't care enough to hire people who know the language, how to write to
> > your company's coding standards, or even how to look up syntax in the
> > flippin' manual, do us all a favor and send out lots of press releases
> > about your strategy.
> > Don't worry; when your company crashes and burns spectacularly, the rest
> > of us will take care of publicizing exactly why your company failed.
> The cheery voice of happy Perl 6 news, as always.
I must be missing the magic fairy dust property of every other programming
language in the universe that somehow allows barely competent monkeys to
perform heroic acts of software development despite their inexperience and
You can look up syntax. You can't look up "Why does this function have 13
parameters, six of them potentially modifiable by the callee, and all called
foo1 through foo13?"
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