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Official: Perl the most hated programming language, say devs

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Perl

Didn't mind it, useful as a "swiss army knife" for jobs and scripting, wouldn't do anything serious with it. Unlike the much hated Oracle Corp however who love Perl, the scripts they supply and underpin some the management tools are still coded in Perl and they don't bloody work work unless you hack them to bits to them working!

To all you Oracle DBAs, if you use asmcmd interface, it's a Perl script under the covers that makes DB calls into ASM! About the only Perl script I've seen from Oracle that ever worked properly. Don't get me started on the abomination that is XTTDriver.pl though. A colleague and I sat and completely rewrote our own version in Python from scratch it 'cos Oracle's was such a pile of utter crap!

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