[sf-perl] lack of perl in config management - problem?

Philip J. Hollenback philiph at pobox.com
Sat Dec 10 16:34:49 PST 2011

On Sat, Dec 10, 2011, at 03:44 PM, Rich Morin wrote:
> One question I'd have is whether Perl is as facile as Ruby at the
> kinds of metaprogramming and internal DSL creation that (say) Chef
> uses).  If not, the result of a Perl rework might not be very pretty.

I agree - what is it about ruby that makes it so attractive for config
management?  I know nothing about ruby at all.

And frankly, that's probably becoming a liability.  Experience with
puppet or chef is quickly becoming a requirement for virtually all
sysadmin jobs.

Philip J. Hollenback
philiph at pobox.com

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