in reply to
Is Perl undervalued (by some people) for similar reason(s) like GNU/Linux?
Right after clicking on your node, I clicked on Selected Best Nodes and noticed
Why Perl is a Valid Choice, which seems relevant. :)
Without wanting to get involved, it seems there are four categories of language religious war:
- "Open Source" (Perl,Python,Ruby,...) vs "Corporate" (Java,C#,...)
- "Open Source" infighting: Perl vs Python vs Ruby vs PHP ... (related to BrowserUk's point about "fragmentation" in the Linux world).
- "Corporate" infighting (often involving lawsuits): Java vs C# ...
- Fighting about type systems (static,dynamic,"weak","strong"...) (e.g. Perl/Python/Ruby vs C++/Java/C#/Haskell).
and it is the first category above that most resembles your linked Maddog counter-argument blog post.