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.
in reply to Question of the thing we call "Perl"
That's not always true of any community. IMHO, the
community is the true value of Perl. Everything else is