Dave Cross

Recent Writing

  • Perl’s Problems
    It’s been over six weeks since I wrote my blog post on Perl usage. I really didn’t mean to leave it so long to write the follow-up. But real life intervened and I haven’t had time for much blogging. That’s still the case (I should be writing a talk right now) but I thought it was worth jotting down some quick notes about what I think is causing Perl’s decline. Reputation We have a lot to thank Matt Wright for. And I don’t mean that sarcastically. A lot of the popularity of Perl in the mid-90s stems directly from people... read more
    From: Perl Hacks | Published on 1970-01-01
  • “I Do Not Want To Use Any Modules”
    Almost every day on the Perl groups on LinkedIn (or Facebook, or StackOverflow, or somewhere like that) I see a question that includes the restriction “I do not want to use any modules”. There was one on LinkedIn yesterday. He wanted to create a MIME message to pass to sendmail, but he didn’t want to install any modules. Because “getting a module installed will have to go though a long long process of approvals”. And I understand that. I really do. We’ve all seen places where getting new software installed is a problem. But I see that problem as a bug... read more
    From: Perl Hacks | Published on 2014-09-21

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