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  Comment: Re:Perception is Reality (Score 1) on 2009.07.27 17:19

by TomDeGisi on 2009.07.27 17:19 (#69694)
Attached to: What Does the Outside of Perl Look Like?
I'm nobody. Just an old (49) programmer who has spent more time using Java than Perl, but who wishes it were the reverse. Perl has nearly been removed as a development language where I work. That's sad, because Perl is exciting and interesting. I'm looking forward to creating new things using Perl 6 and I'm excited by the changes to Perl 5. I do work on some DarkPAN code. I'd like to move beyond Third Edition Camel and first edition cookbook when I do so. I've found chromatic's writing helpful for that. I've never posted anything on CPAN, or patched Perl. I just try to read alot about it. So I guess I'm not allowed to comment on the Perl development process at all.

I have been watching this debate. Rafael, when you make an argument for your position it is generally well reasoned and well supported. But when you write about chromatic's arguments you spout ridiculous hyperbole like this, "give you the right to pour garbage continuously on P5P". That doesn't match reality from where I sit at all. Neither did anything else you wrote above. Is there somewhere other than Modern Perl Books, Planet Perl, Planet Perl Iron Man and Use Perl where chromatic has written this disinformation and FUD? Strong arguments about release schedules and deprecation are not disinformation and FUD.

You know, I never heard of you until recently, because I mainly learned about Perl through But I did know chromatic from all his good work there. (Not to bring up old wounds.) I think it odd that you think you have the right to mischaracterize his efforts for Perl as miniscule, just because yours are herculean. My efforts for Perl are miniscule. His? Not so much.

Luckily, having spent lots of time arguing on the internet, I am very well qualified to critique the way you argue, if not how you develop software.

Tom DeGisi
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