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Perl viewpoint from stackoverflowers

by aartist (Monk)
on Nov 01, 2017 at 17:42 UTC ( #1202540=perlnews: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

I came across this one. Disliked programming language on stackoveflow. It represents Perl as most disliked language. It is now open for your interpretations.

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Re: Perl viewpoint from stackoverflowers
by Your Mother (Chancellor) on Nov 01, 2017 at 17:57 UTC

    Which is an amusing example of how effective FUD is and an indictment of the horrible culture of SO. Compare with Perl has the happiest users. Then again, I'm not sure how accurate the conclusion can be since the graph alleges there are happy Java users.

      > Then again, I'm not sure how accurate the conclusion can be since the graph alleges there are happy Java users.

      If you keep staring into the eclipse, everything else becomes dark! ;)

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

      Updated: wording

Re: Perl viewpoint from stackoverflowers (JS)
by LanX (Bishop) on Nov 02, 2017 at 00:34 UTC
    I remember being ridiculed 15 years ago for liking and praising JavaScript.

    Maybe there is a lesson to be learned about crowd judgment? :)

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

      _ I would not have ridiculed you in 2002 but I sure would have given you a suspicious, sideways glance. By 2007 or so I would have been telling everyone I was the early adopter and you were just copying me. :P

        Actually it was already in 2000... ;)

        I implemented a search engine for uni lectures which worked offline.

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

      Sounds like a bad case of premature adoption. :-)

      Today, however, liking and praising Javascript is surely the sign of breadth of vision.


      check Ln42!

        Javascript is semantically probably the closest to Perl.

        People tend to judge by syntax not features.

        The only thing I really disdain is the way "hashes" were polluted with side effects of object methods.

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

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