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Re: Maintainable Code?

by dragonchild (Archbishop)
on Oct 16, 2003 at 19:26 UTC ( #299856=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Maintainable Code?

I write Perl applications. I expect my Perl applications to be maintained by other people who write Perl applications. That assumes a certain level of competency.

Think of it this way - would you hire a C++ developer who didn't understand templates? function pointers? I didn't think so. So, why on this green earth would you hire a Perl developer who doesn't understand nested data structures?

If you're a manager and you do that, then you deserve the hell you have consigned yourself to.

vek - write your Perl applications and be proud of them. Don't pander to the posers who claim Perl expertise, yet cannot understand $x{$y}{$z->('foo')} = $bar->($baz);. You are a Perl developer. Stand tall!

We are the carpenters and bricklayers of the Information Age.

The idea is a little like C++ templates, except not quite so brain-meltingly complicated. -- TheDamian, Exegesis 6

... strings and arrays will suffice. As they are easily available as native data types in any sane language, ... - blokhead, speaking on evolutionary algorithms

Please remember that I'm crufty and crochety. All opinions are purely mine and all code is untested, unless otherwise specified.

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