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Official: Perl the most hated programming language, say devs

james_smith

Re: Sad really...

@hellwig: "It's a great text processing language and was around long before your precious Python came about."

Not really - Perl was created in 1987 and Python in 1991. I used to do a fair bit of Perl for things that C would be too time consuming for, but I removed it from my CV as I got sick of seeing the abominations that others would create with it. "use strict" helped, but the dynamic typing meant it was ultimately inappropriate for anything large scale, and the tacked on support for OOP was a joke.

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