|laziness, impatience, and hubris|
Re^4: Enterprise Perlby punkish (Priest)
|on Aug 04, 2005 at 18:31 UTC||Need Help??|
Perl could be enterprise class but - oh I hate to say it - the hubris of the Perl users I have had to work with is the very thing that keeps it from general acceptance and distribution.
So, it seems at least one esteemed monk agrees with me partially... there is nothing specific to Perl, the language, that makes it unsuitable for enterprise deployment. It could be the Perl programmers, at least in the personal experience of coreolyn.
Unfortunately, I don't know any other Perl programmers personally, so that hypothesis is untestable by me. And, although I have been subjected to at least one instance of humiliating email-list diatribe by a well-known, and well-acknowledged abrasive Perl-er, I don't yet believe that is the reason why Perl is not in the same mindspace as J2EE.
Maybe Perl is not fully buzzword compliant, or buzzword marketed. What if the perl.org website described Perl as --
Business tools from Perl can help you track, manage, and understand your organization.It currently says --
when small people start casting long shadows, it is time to go to bed