in reply to
Question of the thing we call "Perl"
I have peen a programmer since before there were
microprocessors. Sometimes the work was fun,
sometimes drudgery. During that time I never experienced
the sense of community I see in the Perl world. Yes,
Perl is a language to get the work done. Yes it has made
boring work easy for me. But Perl is also a community of
people, whom I only know or know about on-line, but those whom I wouldn't
mind knowing better.
That's not always true of any community. IMHO, the
community is the true value of Perl. Everything else is