Interesting Quote

Jonathan Ellis jonathan at
Fri Aug 12 11:03:50 MDT 2005

On Fri, 12 Aug 2005 11:06:13 -0600, "Stuart Jansen"
<sjansen at> said:
> On Fri, 2005-08-12 at 10:47 -0600, Nicholas Leippe wrote:
> > Sure, one perl coder can produce gobs of useful code quite quickly.
> > Two can produce twice as many gobs of code as quickly.
> > But can they easily swap gobs of code and maintain the each other's code?
> Dude, the same can be said of almost any language. Teams require
> coordination and standards or they'll make a beeline for chaos. Sure,
> some languages put a straight jacket on developers, but is that really a
> good thing? All it means is that the barrier to entry is lower for the
> dull and undedicated. 

Having used languages that allow flexibility and expressiveness without
encouraging unmaintainable "what the hell does this block do" 6 months
later, it's not an either/or.  Perl zealots like to try to make it seem
like it is, but it isn't.


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