[Israel.pm] What hurts you most in Perl?

David Baird davidlbaird at gmail.com
Thu Nov 25 08:30:52 PST 2010

XML::SOAP is my biggest pet peeve, especially how it restructures the XML
code when sending a response to a web service, often redefining data with
different types. If the XML you get says a bit of data is a "short", why
redefine it as a "long" in the response?


On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 2:22 PM, Gabor Szabo <szabgab at gmail.com> wrote:

> The other day I was at a client that uses Perl in part of their system and
> we
> talked a bit about the language and how we in the Perl Ecosystem Group
> try to promote it at various events.
> Their "Perl person" then told me he would not use Perl now for a large
> application because:
> 1) Threads do not work well - they are better in Python and in Java.
> 2) Using signals and signal handlers regularly crashes perl.
> So I wonder what hurts *you* the most in Perl?
> Gabor
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