in defense of Java, again [was: Re: Task Scheduling]
Mister.Ed at AgoraCart.com
Thu Jan 26 10:49:29 MST 2006
> It's the classic flame against Perl. It's flexible, so therefore, it
> must be messy. Basically Perl code is a reflection of the developer.
I think any code is the reflection of the programmer(s). I've have been
coding as a regular job or on the side for over 25 years. Started in
Fortran 77, Cobol, Pascal RPG II, and yes even did a bit of card punch.
No matter the language, you will find zealots as well as poor
excuses for programmers.
> Basically, different languages not only have different strengths for
> different situations, but their whole composition has strengths that
> make it better for different people. You see people here have mentioned
> how easy and great python is for reading (something they seem to mention
> endlessly), and yet when I was choosing between Perl and Python to learn
> way back in the day, I absolutely found Perl more readable. Why?
> because it fits me better. Python for some, Perl for others, use the
> one that is easier for you. For me, Python seemed to bring all the
> things I didn't like about Java to a scripting language, without the
> good features.
I found PERL to be highly readable and easy to grasp it's TIMTOWTDI
concept. I like the language a lot, but more so the philosophy behind
it. However, I know some of the core folks involved in the Ruby on Rail
project, I like the direction of that language as well. If I could I'd
list all the ones I enjoy, but these two top my list at the current
time, in regards to enjoyment.
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