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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • "We'd actually prefer you stop using Perl. You seem to be giving it a bad name. KTHX, Bye".
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    • Randal L. Schwartz
    • Stonehenge
    • Is that your honest opinion? Bugzilla is somewhat in the public eye I guess and I would rather see it be helped and not ported to yet another language.
      • I'm halfway kidding. But if they're gonna make a messy program and put it in the public eye and then blame the tools, it really doesn't help Perl to have that out there.
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        • Randal L. Schwartz
        • Stonehenge
        • I totally agree with that. Even reading that they are "refactoring" and with the person in questions ideas on Perl, I wonder how good that "refactoring" actually is.
        • After reading through the thread on the developer's mailing list, I can say that Max's opinions do not represent the Bugzilla development team as a whole. Some of the developers agree with him but others intend to continue working to improve the Perl codebase. Help/advise from the gurus of the Perl community would also be appreciated.
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    @JAPH = qw(Hacker Perl Another Just);
    print reverse @JAPH;
    • Oh, apparently Max's contributions to Perl's cons list are sancrosanct - not to be removed on pain of losing the ability to edit the wiki from your account, this despite both his blog entries and his trolling being thoroughly debunked.
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      @JAPH = qw(Hacker Perl Another Just);
      print reverse @JAPH;
  • http://digg.com/linux_unix/Why_did_it_take_Bugzilla_9_years_to_get_from_version_ 2_0_to_3_0/ [digg.com]

    I found this blog post an interesting contrast. It talks about how a rewrite (in Perl) was attempted but failed several years ago. In the meantime, refactoring has been successful and resulted in many improvements.