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From:
Adam Turoff
Date:
May 26, 2000 04:52
Subject:
Re: Thoughts on maintaining perl
Message ID:
392E6578.CF4765B0@isinet.com
Tzadik and Sheva Vanderhoof wrote:
> I've been working for a while now in ColdFusion, after working for the
> previous while in Perl, and the difference is night and day.  The CF
> documentation is often just plain wrong, telling you that the language does
> something that it doesn't.  More often, its information is vague and
> inprecise...  

Please, please, please don't stoop to allusion when you can post a brief sample.

There must be some portion of CF that's vague and similar to a feature
Perl supports.  Find the two passages in the docs and I will happily delve 
through the back releases to show how long Perl has had the clearer 
explanation.  (Does Perl5 predate ColdFusion?)

> you read something and immediately 2 or 3 questions about it
> come to mind which are never answered.  I've learned not to trust the
> documentation and resort to testing things out to find out how they work...

There's merit in using the implementation as the final arbiter when you 
have a question about syntax.  How much more difficult is it to "resort to
testing" with Cold Fusion?

-- Adam

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