Friday, June 30

Rant

I HATE PERL

Just thought I'd mention that.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 03:04 AM | Comments (7) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 But its a P programming language.

As in it starts with P !  You like all the languages that start with P.





Posted by: Andrew at Friday, June 30 2006 08:52 PM (RWEVY)

2 I haven't had to deal with it much since college, but I remember it being amusingly counterintuitive. Everyone I work with seems to have dabbled in Perl and rolls their eyes when it's mentioned.   I think there's actually an I-hate-Perl song out there somewhere, to the tune of "Pearl Necklace" by ZZ Top.

Posted by: TallDave at Monday, July 03 2006 11:35 PM (H8Wgl)

3 Perl - Best. Language.  Ever.

Posted by: Kevin at Tuesday, July 04 2006 04:31 AM (++0ve)

4 Perl - Best. Language.  Ever.

But for what, exactly?



Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, July 04 2006 08:47 AM (O0soJ)

5 Fast pattern matching is the reason I love it.  It's also ridiculously easy to spit out scripts to do whatever you want done fast.  The LWP module makes it good for scraping pages in any way you desire, quickly and efficiently.

Also, it's fun to say.  There are plenty of other languages that can do whatever perl can do, perhaps better in some instances.  But you can do anything with perl reasonably well, and write the script very quickly.  If I had three hands, it would get three thumbs up from me.



Posted by: Kevin at Wednesday, July 05 2006 06:41 PM (++0ve)

6 For any kind of administrative work, data processing, and for that matter for most web scripting, Perl is a fantastic language. Once you can program idiomatically in Perl, you can do any of those things quickly and easily. For general application work, or for interactive web pages, there are better languages (like Objective C and Java, respectively). You know what I'd really like? An explicitly object-oriented Perl (where it's not grafted on), with the ability to compile the resulting programs and also the ability to embed them (compiled or not) into web pages like Javascript. Mmmm... programming goodness...

Posted by: Jeff Medcalf at Saturday, August 12 2006 09:51 PM (7Q2cA)

7 For any kind of administrative work, data processing, and for that matter for most web scripting, Perl is a fantastic language. Once you can program idiomatically in Perl, you can do any of those things quickly and easily.

And anyone who has to maintain your code will hate you forever.

That's the point.

I've done enough coding in Perl.  Yes, it's fast, easy, powerful, flexible.  And programs written in Perl STINK.

For general application work, or for interactive web pages, there are better languages (like Objective C and Java, respectively).

You sir, are a masochist.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sunday, August 13 2006 11:33 AM (dluiY)

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