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Re^2: Perl "with" Java

by suaveant (Parson)
on Nov 23, 2009 at 15:48 UTC ( [id://808836] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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My take on large projects in Perl is that they can be done well and elegantly, but often aren't. I think part of the problem is just how fast you can develop in Perl, a lot of things start out small and grow big. People don't always take the time to fix the old code up to prepare it to move to the big time, and you end up with something more organic than structured. Perl can make great large systems with proper attention spent. :) Java being more rigid forces that mindset more, but takes forever to work with compared to Perl (and has the ugliest errors in the world)

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Re^3: Perl "with" Java
by BioLion (Curate) on Nov 23, 2009 at 16:39 UTC

    I agree - i guess that was the point i was trying to make! I didn't mean to say that big projects are *never* any good in Perl, just that Java makes it a lot easier for you. I think your point about the speed of Perl development almost being the problem in this case is a very good one!

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      I don't know as I'd ever go so far as to say Java made anything "easy" ;)

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