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Re^2: Perl 6 ... dead? (no, just convalescing)

by hartwig (Sexton)
on Sep 01, 2004 at 07:58 UTC ( #387428=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Perl 6 ... dead? (no, just convalescing)
in thread Perl 6 ... dead?

Actually I am not quick at all to bury perl 6 - I love to do my programming in perl but in the matter of fact you have to find a job where perl knowledge is required. If you check perl-jobs (in europe) you will find a decline (old cgi stuff, some db most pretty old systems too and text-processing) in the number of jobs. There are currently no new systems which will be designed and implemented in perl. My hope is, that perl 6 will bring some fresh air into software - but as longer it takes as harder it is to do that.


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Re^3: Perl 6 ... dead? (no, just convalescing)
by dragonchild (Archbishop) on Sep 01, 2004 at 12:34 UTC
    Most people I know bring Perl with them into a job. Most Fortune 1000 companies don't know that they use Perl as much as they really do. In fact, I'll be that if you ask, many Fortune 1000 companies would think that they don't use Perl at all, when, in fact, they would be dead in the water without it!

    If you're looking for a Perl-specific job ... good luck. I'm personally going to certify in MySQL and Oracle so that I can always pay the bills. Beyond that, who knows? :-)

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Re^3: Perl 6 ... dead? (no, just convalescing)
by perrin (Chancellor) on Sep 01, 2004 at 12:38 UTC
    What on earth are you talking about? If you check the perl jobs list, you will find that listings are UP, and have been for several months. There are tons of listings for OO programming, mod_perl, and other advanced work with lots of senior positions.

    I don't know where you got these other ideas either. Java hype fading? Hardly. And what difference does it make to you what happens with Perl 6? Is Perl 5 not working for you somehow? Your post seems very alarmist and your claims of imminent doom have nothing to back them up.

Re^3: Perl 6 ... dead? (no, just convalescing)
by DaWolf (Curate) on Sep 03, 2004 at 18:35 UTC
    I have to agree with hartwig and Wassercrats.

    The same exact situation (or maybe worst) can be seen here in Brazil.

    I love Perl and I have high expectations about Perl 6 and Parrot, but things are starting to look scary on the jobs horizon...

    About dragonchild's post:

    Most Fortune 1000 companies don't know that they use Perl as much as they really do. In fact, I'll be that if you ask, many Fortune 1000 companies would think that they don't use Perl at all, when, in fact, they would be dead in the water without it!

    I think one of Perl's major problems is exactly this. Someone should tell these company's this fact, so Perl can be more known, appreciated and respected.

    Regards,

    my ($author_nickname, $author_email) = ("DaWolf","erabbott\@terra.com.br") if ($author_name eq "Er Galvão Abbott");

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