Random Perl ... rant

Iain Barnett iainspeed at gmail.com
Thu Apr 3 17:49:54 BST 2008

On 3 Apr 2008, at 4:37 pm, Philip Newton wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 3, 2008 at 4:37 PM, Iain Barnett <iainspeed at gmail.com>  
> wrote:
>> documentation that the nice developer might(should) have
>> written about the method (stored as xml comments in the source code).
> !!!!
> Yes, because nothing makes a developer want to produce documentation
> than forcing him to make it valid XML while he's at it.
> -- 
> Philip Newton <philip.newton at gmail.com>

The IDE takes care of it ;)

But what is the point in mentioning it? ;) It's not vim, it's not  
emacs. It's not command line. It's not 'nix. It is Microsoft. There's  
probably more people using it than perl. It has a VM that can compile  
lots of languages - Python, C++, PHP... and soon Ruby (but not Perl  
because not enough people bothered with it). Sounds a bit like  
Parrot, but they've done it for static languages (and soon to have a  
dynamic VM). Successfully. Years ago. The documentation is better. It  
attracts new users regardless of the costs and the crappy OS (and  
that's ignoring the cost-free versions and pirate copies).

Nothing to learn from there. It's not even relevant to Perl 5 or 6 ;)


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