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Perl Sucks - and what to do about it

by on Aug 30, 2007

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(originally presented at YAPC::Europe::2007) ...

(originally presented at YAPC::Europe::2007)

No-one is as critical about something as those that love it dearly. Mark Fowler has been collecting complaints from professional Perl developers for years about what warts still remain with the language when strict and warnings are turned on.

Are these problems unsolvable? A veteran Perl programmer himself Mark attempted to try and solve these issues - and then turned to the experts, the people who write books on Perl, the people who maintain the perl interpreter itself, for help.

This is what he learned...

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  • adriandziubek Adrian Dziubek at Tieto It looks like trying to bend Perl into being Lisp. 1 year ago
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  • 2shortplanks 2shortplanks Error.pm indeed can be used for exceptions, and I did mention it in the talk (just not on the written slides.) You'll note most of my syntax is the same as Error.pm's too. 6 years ago
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  • chorny Alexandr Ciornii, Software Developer, Analyst at - Error.pm can be used for exceptions. 6 years ago
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  • 2shortplanks 2shortplanks 'But when it comes time to run one of the commands...' 6 years ago
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  • 2shortplanks 2shortplanks 'Normally I can just SCP the files from my home linux box to the new machine' 6 years ago
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  • 2shortplanks 2shortplanks 'So, I have a bunch of scripts in my home directory that I install on every machine' 6 years ago
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  • 2shortplanks 2shortplanks Strictly speaking, use of the camel with Perl is trademark O'Reilly. Ooops. ORA, do you care? 6 years ago
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