The Problems of Perl: The Future of Bugzilla

Aaron Trevena aaron.trevena at
Sun May 13 03:14:48 UTC 2007

On 13/05/07, Myk Melez <myk at> wrote:
> Aaron Trevena wrote:
> > Like I said, your and max's feelings are purely subjective, I think
> > Python imposes a huge productivity tax, what with linespace
> > sensitivity and poor error reporting, but I know that's mostly
> > subjective and don't go badgering Python projects to switch to perl,
> > or trolling on slashdot/digg/reddit/etc as Python fanboys tend to.
> And yet this message contains sarcasm, misrepresentation, and ad-hominem
> attacks, i.e. trolling.  If you'd like to discuss the issue, I'd welcome
> your participation, but please do so reasonably and substantively.

Nothing I said there was sarcastic.

My dislike is of python is 100% subjective, it has it's flaws but so
does every language.

My dislike of python zealots is based on exactly what I see on /. etc
- Max posted his rant about Perl and how much better python would be
to LJ and that was submitted (by somebody else) to digg/reddit and
picked up by said zealots on slashdot.


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