[nSLUG] perl and web sites

Robin Murray nibor.yarrum at gmail.com
Sun Mar 2 12:04:27 AST 2014

I have to agree. Reflecting on this over the last couple of days, I've
realized that you could get 100 rails people to say that moving to rails
would be the best solution. And you could turn around and get 100 php
people to say that moving to php would be the best solution. And 100 perl
people to say that staying with perl would be best. There are just so many
tech options out there it boggles the mind, and people will tout their own
famiiar/comfortable solution over others because, well, that's human nature.

Robin Murray
Hatchet Lake,
Nova Scotia

On Sun, Mar 2, 2014 at 1:08 AM, Mike Spencer <mspencer at tallships.ca> wrote:

> Robin Murray <nibor.yarrum at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I've been looking into on-boarding a tech partner who is in love
> > with rails. His first reaction was to recommend converting the web
> > site to rails, partly due to his perception that perl is a legacy
> > language....
> I'm not even slightly qualified to address the technical aspect as
> others have done.
> But if the decision on a technical basis turns into a conumdrum,
> there's the social tell: "legacy" is often a buzzword that means
> soemthing like "I don't want to be bothered with that." It always
> blips my bogometer. The twenty-something hardware store guy replied to
> my request for surface-mount light switches by characterizing them as
> "legacy" tech. Of course, *all* walls in the 21st c. are gyproc over
> studs, eh?
> Be aware, however, that this observation comes from a guy who buys a
> few new tools every year but in whose the shop the *average* age of a
> tool is probably about 90 years. :-)
> - Mike
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