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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • On your entire lecture you are talking about at one hand that there are do and dont's in programming, you constantly mentioning that it does not apply for everything, but only for capable things that allow it, but you constantly create a very big reference "do not do it". Every language require you to program in it's own state of mind. While your lecture is very important and you raise a lot of subjects that are very important to know, you can not generalize things. My profession is to bring solutions and implement needs as someone asks me to. I do it with programming languages (or by using already existed programs, that I customize for them). When your profession is to know one (usually 2-4) languages, then generalize things are might be accepted, but not when the programming language is less important then the bottom line (a solution to a problem). Most developers in the world are stupid people that known as code monkeys. They use tools such as .NET and lack of basic knowledge in actual programming. While they are your real audience, they are incapable in understanding when and how to apply such methodologies to their own technology when you take Perl as an example. That's was my rent in my blog btw. You said that do not do it, but only if you can avoid it, but you did not gave the tools for each technology to find how to do it, you gave perl examples only. I know that you disagree with me, and that's ok, but please do not take it personally, it's just a different point of view then your own.
    • I don't want to continue this argument, but I still want to make a certain point clear so I'm responding more towards other people reading this than you (since I already spoke to you personally about it).

      A problem that you have is that you can be petty when it comes to exclusions. If something has to be excluded, it's hard for you to see that. You need that element completely out of the picture. For example, Shlomi Fish and I both published the lecture to be about mostly dynamic languages (and mentioned spe