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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • My main disagreement is not with Software Engineering not being Engineering, it's just that most PEOPLE that call themselves Software Engineers are not Engineers (not registered with accredited body, meeting all the relevant criteria).
    • I think anybody ought to have the right to call themselves whatever they want to call themselves, and there ought to be any number of potential accrediting bodies, and the market can decide which accrediting bodies matter, and how much.

      Define family how you want it, define schooling how you want it, define engineering how you want it. Don't tell other people what they can and can't call themselves.

      --
      J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
    • From what I've seen, most engineers are not Engineers (i.e. registered with some accreditation body). I looked into this a couple of years when I was consulting full-time, only to find that I could not even become a Professional Software Engineer in Indiana, U.S.A., as Indiana did not even have a Professional Software Engineer registration process. For me, the ability to distinguish between a Professional Engineer and a regular engineer has been enough (and rarely a distinction with a difference -- many eng