There doesn't seem to be any studies looking at solving the same problem with different tools. And if there were any studies, how would you determine the effectiveness of each one? Would it be lines of code, ability to scale, speed of development, simplicity to maintain, or ? It seems that we (coders, developers, engineers,
How does Perl compare itself with java, python, prolog, etc... ? By language attributes (static typing vs. dynamic) but are these meaningful? By performance? By feature X or Y? Maybe 'compare' isn't the best word here... Maybe we should talk about what Perl is strongest at, or most effective at doing and what Java is most effective at. But what happens when you have three languages at all have the same effectiveness, does it turn to style then?
I would love to hear peoples thoughts about this. Or information about research projects going on. Or is it time to write a grant? (like I have any idea how to do that