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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • The phrase "not scalable" is quickly becoming a lame argument against a programming language in the way that "unintuitive" is a lame argument against a windowing system. It usually means absolutely nothing and betrays a smug sense of self-satisfaction that really ought to stay private.

    I miss the days when people argued against indenting because fewer tokens meant faster compiles. Now it's slightly less obvious which people never to take seriously again.

  • Jack Herrington had his own opinion [] on the matter back in November.

    I agree with George's assessment. The bottlenecks are never the language - it's the SQL, or the algorithm, or the network.