Tar and feathers reply (was: Re: [Israel.pm] I have very large and flameable question ;))
omerz at actcom.co.il
Wed Feb 18 12:21:18 PST 2004
I am not going to attend this year's YAPC due to unrelated reasons. But
if I were to attend it, I'd be tarred and feathered due to the following
response. This is even though I follow the perl at perl.org.il mailing list
and read with interest the philosophicalizations which go into Perl 6
I used to work with Perl, and switched to Python, and am happy with it.
If your boss uses Python, he knows what he is doing. I'd insist too if I
were in his place.
My suggestion is that you do learn Python. And learn other languages and
technologies as well. Cultivate the wisdom of knowing which language/tool
combination is the best for each module of a project (taking into account
all engineering, training and maintenance tradeoffs). Don't limit
yourself to a single tool/environment.
If you MUST do Perl for the good of your addicted neurons, then study both
CPAN to the last module, and the Python packages - and whenever you find
something not supported by Python but supported by Perl, then do that part
of the work in a Perl script (invoked by a Python script which does the
rest of the work).
P.S.: Congratulations for your new job and I wish you success with it.
On Wed, 18 Feb 2004, Kfir Lavi wrote:
> I'm starting with perl, and in my new job i have a lot of perl scripting
> Now all the company are Python'ists.
> My boss want me to work in Python, and i want Perl.
> I don't know python.
> My boss worked with perl about a year, but he is very fund of python.
> Can i convince him that perl is the best?
> Do you have any suggestions?
My opinions, as expressed in this E-mail message, are mine alone.
They do not represent the official policy of any organization with which
I may be affiliated in any way.
WARNING TO SPAMMERS: at http://www.zak.co.il/spamwarning.html
More information about the Perl