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Rebutting my Perl enthusiasmby el-moe (Scribe)
|on Jan 11, 2001 at 03:24 UTC||Need Help??|
el-moe has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I have a little problem. I have been touting the benefits of using Perl to my peers in my industry's mailing list. My former boss - who has a tremendous ego and is not a good programmer, but does have a reputation in the industry - is argueing against every point I try to make. I fear that if I reply to the most recent post he made, it will only hurt my cause because it will probably be a direct attack on his abilities.
So I propose you read his letter and give me a little ammo against his statements.
Start former bosses post:
We have almost completely moved all interaction to Genesis and Enterprise to HTML and C. This works for us, but we have had to write all our own libraries, and I would not expect most users to do this. We are always looking for a better way to write simple Genesis or Enterprise plug ins, but I would like to hear if anyone has done some complicated things with Perl. A panelization script or basic process control is not a test of Perl handling.
A few more items of discussion: Where do we find Perl programmers, csh programmers are everywhere, but Perl programmers seems to be a dyeing breed at lease in our neck of the woods. This is something to think about as a management team start to spend a ton money on a development team that might not always be there. You will have all these programs that no one knows how to fix or modify. That last issue is the TK interface, has anybody made a decent library to help that language, I have programmed in C++ and used many object oriented languages, but TK has many flaws that could be supplemented with a good call library. I would be interested to help there if anyone wants to make Perl really work better for Genesis or Enterprise.
End former bosses post
Well... that's what he wrote. Does anyone have some remarks that I can send back?
Thanks for your time