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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • You're not being too critical. I expect to see such sloppy work out of CS students or new programmers, but it should never work it's way into the professional code.

    Now that's what I think. The reality is, I have funny notions about software design. I think that professional software should have a test suite, preferably one that can also run on the end-users system. Many would argue that point with me. Few would argue that a test suite is a bad idea, but many might argue that it's not necessary ("I do

    • Sorry but any IT gradudate should know normalisation. There is no excuse - any IT degree that doesn't cover the basics of normalisation (its not that hard, in fact once you've done a handful of exersizes you realize its pretty much common sense) is worthless.

      As for new programmers - again any course which teaches programming has to include some database design - name a single application since 1980 that didn't use some sort of database.

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      @JAPH = qw(Hacker Perl Another Just);
      print reverse @JAPH;
      • Sorry but any IT gradudate should know normalisation. There is no excuse - any IT degree that doesn't cover the basics of normalisation (its not that hard, in fact once you've done a handful of exersizes you realize its pretty much common sense) is worthless.
        I don't think I said anything about these people being graduates. I don't know for sure, but there seems to be no evidence to support that.
        • I know. The reply I replied to mentioned Graduates not knowing Normalisation which is pretty shocking.

          mind you I have worked with graduates who it seemed forgot how to normalise databases. (i.e. they did it in wierd quirky ways to work better with VB or just used too many or too few tables).

          --

          @JAPH = qw(Hacker Perl Another Just);
          print reverse @JAPH;
      • name a single application since 1980 that didn't use some sort of database.

        mysql <gd&r>