Comment: Re:hacking in a nicer error message? (Score 1) on 2010.01.22 16:53
Attached to: The most damaging interface in the entire Perl ecosystem
I've developed on Solaris for years and actually think it's quite a nice platform. When we bring a new host online I always ask the nice sysadmins to do two things
1) Install gnu tools.
2) Build a stock Perl from scratch.
Once done, I'm quite the happy developer. But yeah, I've felt your pain in the past. Just that now I know how to make things a little less painful.
If you have a better design, nothing stands in the way of your improvements.
I certainly couldn't do a better design. I'm not a graphic designer and can't draw a straight line with a ruler. I know when I'm out of my element and wouldn't even attempt it. Would you say that precludes me from being able to voice that I like or dislike something?
For example, I think the site looks unprofessional. Am I allowed to hold that opinion just because I couldn't do better or should I keep quiet?
For me it has nothing to do with Perl6. I think as it stands the site looks extremely unprofessional. It makes me cringe to look at it to be honest.
Now, could I do any better? Absolutely not. I'm not a graphic designer, nor can I draw a straight line with a ruler. I know when I'm out of my element and wouldn't even attempt it. But does that mean I can't voice my opinion? No it doesn't. I know when I like something. I know when I dislike something.
The original code is instantly understandable and the intent clear. Now when someone reads your new packages code, they have to pause for a few seconds to figure out what it does and why. I'm not entirely sure that extra speed bump is worth it.
I just wanted to say thanks for the work you've put into this. JFDI at its finest. It's a thankless task and seeing some of the less than helpful replies to some of your perldoc posts here makes me shake my head. Your work is appreciated mate.
I think you're missing the target audience for this though. Let's be honest, whether you like the language or not, PHP ate our lunch here. Users can just upload some files in a directory on their web server, and it "just works".
In an enterprisey environment would I want Catalyst? Sure. But are users with their cheap hosting plans going to be able to install a Catalyst app? Prolly not.
Agreed. And he was totally inconsistent. Sometimes he'd just replace the naughty word, sometimes he'd remove the entire comment. He even removed an entire debug line because of a naughty word.