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sigzero (5768)

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I am the proverbial "accidental" programmer. I have found that I really like Perl and programming so I am pursuing that route now. I am the Debian systems administrator and junior Perl programmer for a company called Inspire.

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Friday July 29, 2005
07:19 AM

2 things I hear as a Perl neophyte

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When I read posts about people blasting Perl it is usually in two areas. The first area would be "line noise" or a variant thereof. The second would be the bad attitude of Perlytes.

I just hope that they don't read about the C::DBI crap going on. It isn't good for anyone.

I love Perl and I have not yet met a Perlyte that I haven't liked. I hope it stays that way.

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  • This is what happens when people forget that community and code are more important than opinions and ego. It's OK to disagree with someone, but always only in a polite manner... :-\

    - Salve
  • I think this is (except for a handful of people involved) a storm in a teacup. Within hours we had a new list and a mirror of the wiki. Tony is continuing to develop Class::DBI. If you disregard the gossiping there is no impact on how you use the module.

    Also I believe that exactly because these kind of rows are so uncommon and how quickly friendly mongers come together to solve a problem when it occurs that just the opposite is true - Perl Mongers are (with very few exceptions) easy to get on with and fr

    @JAPH = qw(Hacker Perl Another Just);
    print reverse @JAPH;