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Official: Perl the most hated programming language, say devs

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Cant argue.

Hate Perl and Java equally.

Java was always going to be a design by committee fuck up, so you understand it to a certain level.

Perl's different. You have a BDFL - Larry Wall. In my background reading about Perl all I can say that 'having multiple ways of doing the same thing' is not a fucking good idea.

Needless to say, I have a large Perl codebase for some tools, written by many people,. who all wrote the the same thing differently.

More proof of my rule of thumb - no program written in a scripting language (shell, perl) should exceed 20 lines.

PHP is not language, more a lazy kids end of year project.

Ditto for Javascript, although its kept in a box (browser). Anyone doing server side javascript should be shot. Many times.

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