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Will Perl fold on itself and when?

 
 
robic0
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      04-10-2006
When I look at the Perl docs, it reminds me of a schizophrenic -
so many ways to do the same thing there is no coherency!
Frankly, the human being mind doesen't work that way, and it won't.
I thought the same thing when reading about C++ overloading many years back.

The human mind can keep a thought. Not a Perl thought though. I rember a
common phrase, "Its the thought that counts". But, the "thought" cannot get out
in Perl, its trapped beneth so many layers of unuseful crap it's just smothering.
Witness, "scalar/list" context and default variables with compound expressions.

Quite possibly the ones who can understand a crafted expression as such can't
follow logic flow worth a damn. For the programmers who can do large scale
programming, Perl is an extreme detrement. Its not that Perl does any core
programming faster in shorthand constructs. For that reason, Perl is painting
itself into a corner. No one wants to use it. Perl programmers are the lowest on
the rung. Due to its nature, Perl is not seen as a viable language. Perl code
is not used in a companies production environment that generates revenue.
Its not 'glue' either and as far as automation goes it just plain sucks,
its unreliable.

So the future of Perl is in doubt. It had a chance in the automation realm
but I've seen it just crap piles. Hey, maybe some joe_blob tried to use shorthand
and it folded on him. The only sucessfull programs used in industry are by
longtime C programmers who follow C style in the Perl code. Beyond that, shorthand
and all the crap, Perl is just a toy that 'folds' on itself, and takes i big goddamned
crap on everything it touches.

See it doesen't matter a **** if Perl has 10 constructs to do the same thing.
The problem is when schmucks believe those bizzarr constructs have merrit.
The corporation fires those very quickly. When the automation program is constantly
crashing because of memory leaks and the senior guy has to parse through default
variable constructs that fold, that guy has got 1 day to fix it. He can't enfold
the if/then/else logic because he did nothing but cut & paste shortcuts from
newsgroups. His job is ended that day...

Perl folds on its own constructs. The lowest paying jobs in the industry are Perl
and its because of a reason...
 
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