[Chicago-talk] "I don't have permission to installamoduleonthesystem!"'

Steven Lembark lembark at wrkhors.com
Sun Dec 28 17:15:41 CST 2003

> Unfortunately, this can sometimes lead to what some might consider ugly
> programs...but it can lead to jems as well.  I think that the all too
> familiar time pressures make for ugly Perl programs: since it is easy to
> give in to them and crank out a quick Perl program which gets the job
> done (for now), while promising yourself that you will return to refactor
> it later when you have time...

You can write ugly C, python, or lisp the same way unless
you get good enough at coding the language to develop a
real style that you can follow consistently. At that point
even your hacks will tend to look better.

Steven Lembark                               2930 W. Palmer
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