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Mikko Koivunalho

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  • Alceu Rodrigues de Freitas Junior commented on Are Restricted/Locked Hashes A Failed Experiment?

    I have used Hash::Utils more than once, specially in OOP projects that I was using "default" OOP model of Perl (not Moose or anything like that).
    On the other hand, I usually don't start using it from scratch, usually when things starts to getting more complex and bugs starts to appear it is a sign that I should consider using it.
    It is good to be have options... sometimes you need flexibility (like expanding a…

  • Emil Per. commented on Perl in a Business Application

    Perl 4 was bad, all the "not enterprisey" enough comments are about Perl 4 which also was used a lot in enterprises and caused unholy messes, some of which still echo after more than 20 years

    Yes, I had to maintain Perl 5 code hastily ported from Perl 4 around 2014, and it was ... educational.

    Perl 5 is more maintainable than Java, and a lot more maintainable than C++.

  • Emil Per. commented on Perl in a Business Application

    "Yes, I had to maintain Perl 5 code hastily ported from Perl 4 around 2014, and it was ... educational."

    I meant

    "Yes, around 2014 I had to maintain Perl 5 code hastily ported from Perl 4, and it was ... educational."

  • Ron Savage commented on Perl in a Business Application

    Well done Mikko. I think the important thing here is having the nerve to admit a design/code combo is not working and to take the decision to replace it. IOW It's OK to fail, err, for a while.

  • Toby Inkster commented on Increasing Perl's Visibility

    As long as it resulted in unique-looking websites for projects rather than them all looking the same, I agree that a Dist::Zilla plugin would be a cool idea.

    Overall the aim is to have lots of small loosely-interconnected Perl websites, rather than everything just being on a few big websites. (Though those big sites should absolutely also still exist!)

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