Random Perl ... rant

Smylers Smylers at stripey.com
Thu Apr 3 10:46:32 BST 2008

Stefano Rodighiero writes:

> On Thu, Apr 3, 2008 at 10:44 AM, Iain Barnett <iainspeed at gmail.com> wrote:
> >  If you want to draw in programmers from other languages then you
> >  can't show them a command line debugger and colorised emacs and
> >  expect converts. I want intellisense, and I want a GUI for
> >  debugging, and so do a lot of other people *because it makes us
> >  more productive and our lives easier*, which is the whole point.
> >  Isn't it?
> While for Java or C# a good GUI can make the difference, I think
> that for dynamic and succint languages like Perl it only depends
> on personal style: I feel productive with a shell, Vim, and some
> ad hoc macros.

So do I.  But that doesn't mean that people currently using an IDE, etc,
with another language won't think they want something similar with Perl.

Beware the march of IDEs.


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