Laziness: The quality that makes you go to great effort to reduce overall energy expenditure. It makes you write labor-saving programs that other people will find useful, and document what you wrote so you don't have to answer so many questions about it.
-- Larry Wall, Tom Christiansen, and Randal L. Schwartz, Programming Perl, 2nd Edition
I started my programming life in Perl, and I am a...
on May 18, 2004
I was working on a Perl project this weekend. (You know, Perl. "It's like Java, only it lets you deliver on time and under budget." *) I was doing a bunch of awfulness with SQL-over-CSV files, but I really needed a database. I didn't want to go through the hassle of installing one, even though, on Debian, it's just apt-get install postgresql-client postgresql-server. Then I'd have to create...
on Aug 3, 2003