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Comment Re:So? (Score 1) 535

I must say your grammar is quite good for someone who was kicked out of school half way through the 2nd grade.

I'd joke about it being an accelerated class, but this is a public school in the city of Lynn, MA we're talking about... :)

Comment So? (Score 1) 535

Even if it WAS a real gun, it's not like a Stormtropper can actually hit anything!

Also, I went to that elementary school until mid-year 2nd grade

Comment Re:Ditto (Score 1) 504

My iPad 3 also horked upon install and had to be recovered via iTunes. However it did everything automatically, just took a little longer than a normal upgrade. When it booted back up, iOS 8 was installed and everything was fine. I haven't noticed any problems or sluggishness with it.

Comment Re:Yes, Perl is indeed dead and rotting (Score 5, Interesting) 283

More telling is how utterly fast Perl is compared to the other languages. I've run most of the sample files from this language shootout and had remarkably similar results to what they list there.

The Perl version performed on par with the C and C versions, and it's growth/memory usage stayed pretty consistent throughout. The other languages were horrid. They took much longer, and their memory usage grew significantly during the run.

I use Perl still when doing scripting tasks. I love Perl, always have. I don't, however, necessarily think it's the right choice for building a medium to large web-based application any more. Sure the performance is there, and there are some great frameworks like Catalyst and Dancer, but to me, they still feel a bit antiquated to some of the other technologies I've used. Plus installing tons of CPAN modules can get a little trying at times.

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