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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by Ovid (2709) on 2007.01.03 17:33 (#52573) Homepage Journal

    I completely understand why GUIs attract so much attention. That's what initially attracted me to Web programming and is one of the reasons why Perl disappointed me when I first got into the language. GUIs are tremendously important, but serious programmers often dismiss them because so many GUI creators are so terribly bad at it that they produce pretty piles of junk. Those who appreciate the power of a GUI can produce tools that are tremendously productive, but they aren't as "sexy". For example, GUI representations of code paths can convey in just a few seconds data which can take an experienced programmer many hours of reading through code to divine, but it's still not as sexy as an mp3 sound visualizer.