My company made a surprising announcement last Friday. Basically the CIO said in a IT meeting that the company has decided to once and for good remove Perl from all IT projects - past or current. All Perl guys on the team will join the Java team immediately as junior programmers on the Java team, and help them to rewrite the applications.
The signal is clear that the company does not recginize the Perl skill people gained over years. You probably wonder whether the company is scared that some of the top Perl guys will leave right the way, and leave the rewrite in trouble. No, as the team leader on the Java team himself is a very skillful Perl guy, and has several great Perl modules on CPAN.
I personally is not hit that much, as I am new, not a senior on the team so there is no demotion for me. But I love Perl so much, and I am wondering whether I should take a move, and continue persuit Perl?
However I often see people talk about the negative side of Perl on this site and elsewhere, and to be frank things do not seem to be very bright for Perl... which left me wondering...
Even this moment, the top post at the gate is about the fact that Perl cannot even handle its own syntax correctly, or to be more precise, its syntax is a mess, even Perl compiler cannot understand the syntax uniformly.
2005-11-21 Retitled by g0n, as per Monastery guidelines
Original title: 'Should I saty with this company or leave?'