Perl is another example of filling a tiny, short-term need, and then being a real problem in the longer term.
I am doing a startup!
Cross-browser testing from your browser!
I have written my fourth book!
Be faster than Larry Wall in the shell!
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There is rarely if ever "best" in IT. That question is, uh. best not asked.
There are only "good choices that work well with my other choices".
You always have preferences you have and trade-offs you have to spend.
"Best" is a red herring. You will at best find a "best for me", or a "best for my project" or a "best for my team".
Once you accept this, your ability to converse with people productively becomes greatly amplified.
(why do I need your e-mail?)
It would be nice if you left your e-mail address. Sometimes I want to send a private message, or just thank for the great comment. Having your e-mail really helps.
I will never ever spam you.
(Your twitter handle, if you have one.)
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