On the future of Perl 5
Posted Dec 7, 2008 19:45 UTC (Sun) by chromatic
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Perl, when exposed to programmers who read absolutely minimal docs and mostly work by cargo-culting, is particularly amenable to having those programmers turn out unreadable crap.
That's certainly true. Yet it's also true that a lot of that unreadable, unmaintainable code gets stuff done. The barrier to entry is exceedingly low, while the barrier to maintainable code is about as high as for any language.
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