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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • How much of that is the interface vs the language? I think your giving C# too much credit in and of itself, though in the end the C# developer is more agile because of it your right. Its a loss to Perl that we don't have the interface to do such things (or perhaps other things more worthwhile and fundamental). Not something that a half-baked eclipse setup or emacs mode fixes obviously. The Visual Studio setup is quite powerful for that side of the fence, even if at times they are abstracting users from t
    • I think a lot of it is in the language. Perl has grown up and unfortunately it's still in the clothes it wore as a teenager and they don't fit well. Many of the things the C# and Java communities can do work because the languages have a regular syntax and introspection.

      • Many of the things the C# and Java communities can do work because the languages have a regular syntax and introspection.

        Similarly, many of the things the C# and Java communities have to do (in particular, dependency injection governed by voluminous XML configuration files) is because the languages have other inflexibilities.

        • Oh, I certainly agree with that. Doesn't mean I don't want to steal the shiny bits :)