Driving a Business with Perl

I’ve been a freelance programmer for over twenty years. One really important part of the job is getting paid for the work I do. Back in 1995 when I started out there wasn’t all of the accounting software available that you get now and (if I recall correctly) the little that was available was all […]

How Well Can You Read Documentation?

(I was going to call this post “How well do you understand context?” but I think this title is more accurate). I just saw someone recommending this code:

Looks sensible enough, doesn’t it? But it isn’t. What’s the hidden inefficiency?