Reply to post: Re: Perl's issues are not Perl as such

Official: Perl the most hated programming language, say devs

Gotno iShit Wantno iShit

Re: Perl's issues are not Perl as such

Choose the right tool for job

This is the nub of the issue. If you need a long term supportable application with lots of coders coming an going all understanding each others work perl is probably not the best choice. If you need a quick hack to get a surprisingly complicated job done fast perl is.

Loads of 'real programmers bemoan VBA. There's gazillions of little jobs for which VBA is a perfectly fine choice. If you're worried about standard coding style, neatness of parameter passing, ease of code reuse and all the other things worshipers of K&R bemoan your project has probably grown to the point something else would probably be better.

And where the hell is the discussion of ADA in this thread?

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019