[oclug] Why Perl is a Bad Language
shad at quotationlocation.com
Sun Feb 25 19:34:50 EST 2001
I dunno, I have never had a whole heck of a lot of interest in Perl. The
criticisms of it are valid, its a nightmare distribution with so many
redundant modules it get confusing and frustrating fast. Its also
painfully slow. I have been dabbling with Python of late and frankly I
love it. Seems to be growing at a much faster rate than Perl too.
Why anybody would prototype in C is beyond me. In that sense Perl is
easier to get a prototype app out the door, though the more I use and
work with Python the more it becomes apparent that its even better at
that than Perl.
"Michael P. Soulier" wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 22, 2001 at 02:41:55PM -0500, Dan Cardamore wrote:
> > I think that perl is the swiss army knife of programming. It can do
> > almost anything... But it is maybe not the best at everything. In any
> > case its still my favorite language.
> Well put. It does drive me nuts when I'm in a design review and I want to
> use a language other than Perl, and one of my coworkers complains because I
> want to use C, or Python, or anything but Perl because they personally are out
> of practice. I realize that my idealism is not always welcome, but I want to
> smack them upside the head nonetheless.
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