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Big thank you to the Perl community.

by Anonymous Monk
on Apr 24, 2017 at 10:21 UTC ( #1188751=perlmeditation: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Revered Monks and dwellers of this venerated place,

I've been here for approximately two months now and I have no words to express my gratitude. The level of information shared here is amazing. The knowledge of the monks just blows my mind. Answers given here are of very high quality and I've come to realize that PerlMonks is the best place to learn Perl

Just wanted to take a moment to extend a heartfelt "Thank You" to all you knowledgeable and helpful folks here. Spending a few minutes here is far more enriching and fulfilling. The suggestions and advice given by you Monks has literally shaved off hours of time. I started with Perl due to its practicality and immediacy with which it naturally lends itself to real life problem solving, but now, I have started falling in love with this amazing language, all thanks to you folks.

This language deserves so much more attention and respect than it gets. All this talk of "Perl is Dead" now simply makes me wonder what the hell is going wrong with folks. This language will never die, because 1) its a pragmatic, practical and amazing language and 2)PerlMonks.

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Re: Big thank you to the Perl community.
by Discipulus (Monsignor) on Apr 25, 2017 at 10:13 UTC
    might be i've already suggested: have you considered to sign in?

    It's easier to get helped knowing your background and level.

    The decline, if evident, for Perl and perlmonks too, it is just not dead: the IT panorama is bigger now and many technologies spreaded rapidly in usage even if stupid ones. Perl is somehow slowly regaining some position and new Perl things are promising (Plack for example, MCE imho..).

    Your zombie from a submarine.


    There are no rules, there are no thumbs..
    Reinvent the wheel, then learn The Wheel; may be one day you reinvent one of THE WHEELS.
Re: Big thank you to the Perl community.
by Anonymous Monk on Apr 24, 2017 at 15:20 UTC
    You are welcome *toasts as the ship goes down*
      *toasts as the ship goes down*

      Perl is like a submarine. I like to run submerged. :-)

      I'm not really a human, but I play one on earth. ..... an animated JAPH
        Perl is like a submarine.

        Heh. More than once I've built a submarine with perl - often alongside the big vessel the Java Witnesses built on their shiny dockyard. And as their ship got stuck with their launching slide or was launched and sank, the submarine emerged as a drop-in replacement. I've never been praised much for the feat, mostly frowned at - but at least we had something to work with.

        perl -le'print map{pack c,($-++?1:13)+ord}split//,ESEL'
        Yeah, pretty immortal! =)

        Cheers Rolf
        (addicted to the Perl Programming Language and ☆☆☆☆ :)
        Je suis Charlie!

        PS: ♪..♫ You know I'm dead, I'm dead, you know it, you know it ...♩..♬

        We have been going down since 2000. Here's to 17 more drunken years under the sea!
Re: Big thank you to the Perl community.
by sundialsvc4 (Abbot) on May 22, 2017 at 14:31 UTC

    It is a shame that such complimentary postings are so often made “anonymously,” but it sure does feel nice when people do take the time to say how much any answers-site means to them.

    (P.S.:   Looks like the “logs you out unexpectedly” bug is still broken ... still after all these years.)

    For all its warts, and its sometimes-fierce yet very-useless politics (which, IMHO is its only but very-serious failing), PerlMonks is still the go-to site for Perl-related information on the Internet.   Other more well-known sites (like any of the various Exchange sites, IMHO) don’t hold a candle to it.   You cannot find the quality nor the depth of answers anywhere else that you can still find here.   You just need a thick skin sometimes.

    Perl is not “going away.”   Languages never do, even if we would sometimes wish them so, since billions of dollars’ worth of software has been written in them ... and, it (still) works.

      "(P.S.: Looks like the “logs you out unexpectedly” bug is still broken ... still after all these years.)"

      We're still waiting for anyone else to report it, along with all of the other arcane problems you mention from time to time, or even grace us with your technical abilities to resolve an issue which you only face. Same old song and dance, for literally years.

        Go to sleep, good sir.   It’s long since over.   Just, go to sleep.
      (P.S.: Looks like the “logs you out unexpectedly” bug is still broken ... still after all these years.)

      A broken bug is a good bug.

      perl -le'print map{pack c,($-++?1:13)+ord}split//,ESEL'
Re: Big thank you to the Perl community.
by sundialsvc4 (Abbot) on May 23, 2017 at 20:52 UTC

    “Our heartfelt, gracious, alas anonymous, “Monk, hath spoken!”   S/He appreciates the site for all that it has done.   Isn’t that enough?

    At the end of the day, this is “what we’re here for.”   Nothing more.   Not for the petty-politics among the participants, whatever those petty-politics might be.   The OP’s effusive comments say all that need be said.   The rest of us can simply bask in it, and enjoy the warm glow.

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