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What hurts you the most in Perl?

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Gabor Szabo
November 24, 2010 04:01
What hurts you the most in Perl?
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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 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.

3) He also mentioned that he thinks the OO system of Perl is a hack -
    that the objects are hash refs and there is no privacy.

So I wonder what hurts *you* the most in Perl?


Gabor Szabo           
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