[Melbourne-pm] just my opinion
Ryan, Martin G
Martin.G.Ryan at team.telstra.com
Wed Sep 17 16:29:56 PDT 2008
JT> ... people have different thinking styles.
That's why perl tries hard to be reasonably good at many codding paradigms - its willing to "play ball" no matter what choice of approach you think is best for the problem. Those ones with all the rules - they're the ones that force your mind to adapt to the language's way of doing things rather than the other way around.
JT> I need to have rules and stuff ...
Maybe. Maybe not. I thought I did until I realized that what I was really after was the warm and fuzzy feeling that I was writing code the right way. TMTOWTDI was frustrating - "there should be one obvious way!" It wasn't until I read some of Larry's gems - I don't remember where - like, "don't pull faces when you read someone else's code" and "its ok we'll let you talk perl baby talk", that I come to realize that codding is more fun and efficient when you stop *always* looking for the right way.
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