Random Perl ... rant

Paul Makepeace paulm at paulm.com
Thu Apr 3 12:31:27 BST 2008

On Thu, Apr 3, 2008 at 12:05 PM, Jonathan Rockway <jon at jrock.us> wrote:

>  Anyway, the point of this rant is that IDEs are necessary for Java
>  because the language requires you to offload every detail of the code to
>  the source file.  Perl lets you keep that information in your brain.

Yeah but I don't want to keep a load of information about programming
in my brain, I want the computer to hold stuff in _its_ brain. It's
just better at it.

Having a perl runtime co-existing with an IDE that does a 90%ile job
of autocompleting method & class names, provides high speed access to
docs, and so on would be a big win, IMO.

If you think typing a class name into search.cpan.org is a "high speed
access to docs" you haven't used  an IDE.


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