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Mark Leighton Fisher (4252)

Mark Leighton Fisher
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I am a Systems Engineer at Regenstrief Institute [regenstrief.org]. I also own Fisher's Creek Consulting [comcast.net].
Tuesday July 27, 2010
12:25 PM

Desperate Perl; or A Tale of Two Languages

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Piers Cawley's A tale of two languages (if you haven't already seen it) speaks to the public perception that Perl remains a desperation language ("Desperate Perl") suited only for gluing things together when nothing else will do.

Meanwhile elsewhere in the real world, there is plenty (possibly a majority IMHO) of maintainable, understandable, well-written, efficient Perl code ("Large Scale Perl" as described by Piers). Worth a read.

(Although I like the name "Desperate Perl" a lot, I think that the names "Scripting Perl" and "Programming Perl" also describe these separate Perl programming styles in a less-emotional fashion (which is occasionally useful.))

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  • This was a great article. Thank you for the pointer.

    It also pointed me to a couple of modules I didn't know about. :)

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    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers