Perl outreach

Peter Sergeant pete at
Mon Nov 26 20:34:09 GMT 2012

On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 8:12 PM, Salve J Nilsen < at> wrote:
>  «So you want to write some useful software? Learn from Perl. We in the
> Perl community saw what happened when one just focuses "getting stuff done"
> without spending any attention on software life-cycle management. So, what
> did we learn? Write software that is easy to understand and fun to read. In
> fact, try to write software that one only needs to read once, but that one
> *wants* to read twice. This is difficult, but less so with Perl. You need a
> language that is flexible and malleable enough so you can express the
> intention of your code in the way that is best for your readers. This is
> where Perl shines. If you wield the tool well you can make wonderful
> things, and if you don't you'll probably end up making crap.»
> Comments? :)

I think you could swap in any language name there, and no-one would be any
wiser that you started off with "Perl".


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