Better Perl

Matt S Trout dbix-class at
Fri Apr 11 18:31:11 BST 2008

On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 08:46:07AM -0700, Ovid wrote:
> --- Jonathan Peterson <JPeterson at> wrote:
> > My recent playing with Ruby came to griding halt whan I noticed it
> > STILL 
> > didn't do unicode. Also, if you look at Ruby's Net::SMTP and Perl's 
> > Net::SMTP Perl's is just so much nicer - better documentation, better
> > designed, does more stuff. It really shows what an extra decade of 
> > maturity means.
> Agreed.  With people finally coming down off Rails, they're starting to
> notice the cracks in the Ruby community (not the language).  DSLs which
> aren't and the prevalence of altering core class behavior
> ("monkeypatching") is a sure sign of a community feeling growing pains.

I'm just waiting for people to notice just how limited the object system
is. Single inheritance and a clumsy mixin system just don't cut it for me.

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