[gull] [présentation] Don't change languages. Change your language!

Cédric BRINER briner at infomaniak.ch
Fri Apr 15 00:08:25 CEST 2016

Attention, cette présentation ne sera pas enregistrée et elle se
déroulera en anglais.


No programming language is perfect. Whether you develop in PHP or Perl,
Jython or Java, Scala or sh, Clojure or Cobol, there's something about
your devlang that you find awkward and ungainly and difficult -- some
misfeature (or missing feature) that makes your job unnecessarily
harder. Some construct or constraint that irritates you beyond all reason.

The grass often looks greener on the other side. You hear people raving
about Haskell or Scala or Erlang or Groovy or Perl 6, and you wonder
whether it might be better to migrate to one of those brave new worlds.

But to change your environment, you don't always have to change planets.
Most of the time, it's vastly easier and more effective just to improve
your existing planet.

In this talk, Damian will look at four major annoyances and blockers in
one of his own favorite languages (Perl 5), and explain how he went
about converting them into features and enablers...just by writing a
little more Perl.


Damian CONWAY (https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damian_Conway)


La présentation sera suivie d'un apéro sympathique.
Lieu: FixMe (http://fixme.ch/location)
      Chemin du Closel 5
      1020 Renens CH-Switzerland
      Coord: 46.532372, 6.591292
Quand: le mardi 26 avril 2016 à 19h3o
Web: http://www2.linux-gull.ch/?q=node/13

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