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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Look, I tried to learn Object-Oriented design. I really did. I knew software engineering was absolutely the most important area in my studies. I shelled out thousands of dollars for a bachelor's degree and most of a master's degree. I took software engineering as an undergrad and got a jerk of a professor who didn't teach a thing. He was the only unsatisfactory professor I had. At the end of the course I seriously considered going to the dean's office and demanding my money back and credit for the cou

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    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
    • I've read (okay, skimmed) a lot of software design or OO design texts, and I've found similar things. Most of them suck, a lot. ( Even our books have occasional howlers [oreillynet.com].) If I'm right and the design of Java can mitigate some of the damage of bad use of OO, then this doesn't matter so much for Java users; their programs will tend to converge on the local maxima which happens to be only slightly better than the global minima.

      For programmers in languages which lack the "Everybody buckle up" philosophy by d

      • J. David has an advantage in that he works really hard, he has a passion for writing good software, and he knows many of the world's best Perl programmers.

        I think I'm going to put that on my resume. :)

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        J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers