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  • LOL!

    And you were leaving comments on perl 5 and 6 replying to my criticisms of the language? Maybe its time to change your sig:

    "J. David works really hard reimplementing bult-in functions"

    Third-rate programmers, unite!

    • J. David writes a lot of one-off crap and wishes he wrote Perl full-time...

      My signature was a quote from someone here about me that was just so incredibly complimentary that I grabbed it and kept it. I suppose keeping it was a little pompous, but you know, it really built me up. And reminds me to try to be a good programmer even when circumstances aren't always conducive.

      To that end, even my one-off crap used strict and warnings, but I guess it still doesn't get me out of the guilt from reinventing a wh

      J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
      • by ank (5971) on 2010.08.25 8:02 (#72346) Journal

        Hey, I think its a really nice quote; personally I wouldn't use it in my sig - maybe just quote it in my website or something, dunno. I would treasure it just like you did, though.

        ucfirst() has been around for ages, afaik. At least a decade, possibly much more.

        Why did you quit doing Perl full time? Was it a decision or did the market push you to it? Just curious. Do you actually want to go back to writing Perl full-time?

        I am currently doing Objective-C most of the time, and even though I miss some of the ease with which you can process strings in Perl, I'm quite happy with the way things are.

        -- ank

        • I changed jobs in 2007 in order to be able to move my family out close to my inlaws. In my previous job I was doing Perl with pressure to switch to Java. I traded that for doing Java after all, but closer to where I wanted to be, in a business environment that is somewhat saner.

          J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
          • Similar to what I went through around 2005/2006. Except that what ended up deciding was how much more Java programmers were able to make, especially if they sported the magic "J2EE" incantations. Boy, was I wrong. When I first saw EJBs I knew it was time to get a new job.