Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th May 2010 23:17 UTC, submitted by PLan
General Development "Lately, the Perl language has had less buzz surrounding it than many other languages and development environments, but Perl is still a key component on the Internet. For this guest post, we asked Jeff Hobbs, Director of Engineering at ActiveState, to weigh in on the topic."
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RE[3]: don't really agree
by zlynx on Thu 13th May 2010 04:10 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: don't really agree"
zlynx
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2005-07-20

What makes Perl better for me is that I know it really well. I know the keywords, the functions, lots of libraries and CPAN.

I don't know Python or Ruby nearly that well.

That means I can sit down and write 200 lines of Perl that work the very first time.

Admittedly I only did that once and yes it surprised me too. ;)

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