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  • Commented on When Perl is not applicable
    If author expected perl to be good enough for certain task and used it and failed, how is it not perl's fault? Perl and perl community gave him his expectations....
  • Commented on When Perl is not applicable
    I meant that there are a lot of perl developers that don't know C++ and very few that do. So relying on those few is a bad idea for booking.com....
  • Commented on When Perl is not applicable
    Don't take anyone's shit, sometimes perl is not applicable at all. On the other hand your company won't be able to use cheap developers to maintain your code. So I guess Booking.com did the right thing :-)...
  • Commented on Usability testing of CPAN modules
    It's a great idea, but you have to really care about your cpan modules to ask someone to do that....
  • Commented on Useful CPAN Modules
    Just cpanminus :)...
  • Commented on LLVM 3.1 with AddressSanitizer released
    Cool, thanks. Wanted to try asan for a while now....
  • Commented on Strawberry Perl 5.16.0.1 released
    Thank you for you great work :) Strawberry perl is awesome....
  • Commented on Why my()?
    Great thing about blogs.perl.org is that anyone can post something and it won't be cherry picked. I hope it stays that way....
  • Commented on My definition of "stable"
    I can't usually say whether my code is stable or not until I put it in production. I like your approach, but time is always limited....
  • Commented on Alien::Base Perl Foundation Grant Report Month 2
    Yeah, waiting for CPANtesters’ reports isn’t very productive. Reini’s perlall tool seems like a good fit for this kind of problem, he supports vms there, check it out....
  • Commented on I love Github
    We all do....
  • Commented on I was called "fucking asshole"
    It's probably a big deal for you if English is your first language. But it's completely different for the rest of us. It doesn't feel like much of an insult to me, well I don't feel it at all. And...
  • Commented on Learning AnyEvent
    I found AnyEvent too complex to use. I mean it shouldn't be harder, than using event library for C, even Marc's libev, but it is. So, why bother?...
  • Commented on GitHub-friendly README files with ExtUtils::MakeMaker and Module::Build
    I was using "make dist" for a while but over time naturally switched to "pod2text Module.pm > README". It's just a bit annoying to generate tarball with every little change in documentation as with "make dist"....
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  • :m) commented on When Perl is not applicable

    Perl is always applicable, unless when it is not. In which case TMTOWTDI. :-)

    I have read this post and the comments with some interest. And I have gotten some clues about what to do when I should have to process really big amounts of data. This has never happened to me. Although some million datasets I once analyzed for fun and as a proof of concept. The script was surprisingly fast and it made a huge difference if I used Text::CSV or a "real" database, of course. Sadly I can't give the exact numbers.
    I once even experimented with pack() to save memory, but this became obsolet…

  • Aristotle commented on When Perl is not applicable

    Nobody said that here except you.

    You didn’t say it, but everybody responded to you as if you had. The tone of the responses would have been hardly different without your attack on Booking, as SawyerX thought.

    Again, you give the answer with an example of the exact piece of code as a response to the vague question.

    “Tell me please where do I see the number of items and their sum in June?”, with most of the SQL already included plus a sample result output table, is n…

  • Sawyer X commented on When Perl is not applicable

      Of course you wrote it as you wrote it. It’s your choice. That was just my opinion and suggestion, and you’re free to ignore it if that’s what you want.

    • I have no idea of the performance of other high level languages in these circumstances, why should I mention them?

    • Because if anything (and especially if you’re right about your claims here), it’s definitely not a Perl-specific thing but it’s relati…

  • Sawyer X commented on When Perl is not applicable

    That's just silly. If a person wants to use scissors for something and fails, assuming all scissors are of about the same quality (as all dynamic languages are about the same speed), there are two options: 1. he didn't use them correctly, 2. they weren't up for the task and he should use a different tool.

    The first case hasn't yet been established as wrong, but I'll ignore that for now. Others have addressed it.

    The second case is what I care about. If it's not the proper tool, then it obviously has nothing to do with scissors of a specific brand. If the person failed using s…

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