Category Archives: blame the tool

Programming versus programs

Some people use programming languages to create programs and other people use those programs. Many people know the the difference. Some people don’t. Witness this tweet from @Nolaan_boy: #Perl's just a f****g retarded language I'm F. done with it! I tried many years but it's still a nightmare! #python pic.twitter.com/TDtZQ609GO — Social Entrepreneur (@Nolaan_boy) August […]

elif’s missing ‘e’

@aran384 complains on Twitter about Perl’s elsif, throwing up his hands with a “WTF?”. It’s the sort of facile complaint by the people who can’t think or don’t want to think.

Bugzilla mis-using CGI.pm is not a bug

Gervase Markham writes about a New Class of Vulnerability that shows the unbridled ego that leads to someone blaming the language and ignoring their own lack of competence. He writes about a new class vulnerability for what he labels a bug. It’s neither new nor a bug. Miyagawa wrote about this in 2009 in Perl: […]

The Josephus Problem: It’s a way of thinking

danvk tried to solve the Josephus Problem in Perl, Python, and Ruby, comparing each one. He had some pretty ignorant things to say about each.

Practically Extinct Rubbish Language

Carter Shanklin tweets Maintaining a script I wrote in PERL (aka Practically Extinct Rubbish Language). Not fun. It might be more fun if you didn’t write crap in the first place. But, that’s okay, because it’s perfectly okay for the Defective Perler to blame the tool for his shortcomings. We wouldn’t have jobs otherwise!