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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Your comment on his post gives me the impression that you didn't understand Brooks's essay either. In my experience, almost no one does.

    I read the essay two nights ago, and all I have to say is that--whether due to Moore's Law or whatever, I don't care--I'm at least an order of magnitude more productive doing test-driven development with a language that supplies automatic memory management and the creation of domain-appropriate abstractions than I would be with the best language and platform available fo

    • I'm at least an order of magnitude more productive doing test-driven development with a language that supplies automatic memory management and the creation of domain-appropriate abstractions than I would be

      Of course, Brooke's assertion was that no single advancement would yield an order of magnitude improvement. You listed a combination of advancements.

      --
      J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
      • Indeed. How curious then that a development process such as, oh, extreme programming, is obviously no silver bullet.

        (Or it could be that a lot of people haven't actually read and thought about the essay.)

        • I think my original weblog entry was probably mostly out of a minor annoyance about how some people talk about XP, and I felt it on that particular day for whatever reason. That was back when I was making a lot of weblog entries, basically taking something I thought about for thirty seconds and just saying it. It's the sort of thing I would have mentioned at a party but would not have been interested in talking about for more than five minutes.

          I used to treat blogs more like "hey, here's this thing I though