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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • 11. Don't use the words enterprise or scalable as if they mean anything significant. They don't.

    • 12: If you're arguing with someone, address all of their major points when you reply. This might make you end up "losing" the argument. But if anybody cares about what you're saying, you probably weren't there to "win" in the first place.

      (I say this because Damian violated it to me, which caused me to notice that I had been I violating it to many others)
  • Java's not that bad. It's just not that good either. I've been finding myself using it recently and the good bits are along similar lines to Perl: the open source stuff. Things like Lucene are just so damned useful, it's a good case for using it.

    -Dom

  • Don't create a specification "variant" if you can't correctly explain why the specification doesn't suit your needs.

    Define "correctly" :-)