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Re: Perl is dying

by kabeldag (Hermit)
on Jul 14, 2006 at 17:44 UTC ( #561278=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Perl is dying

I am not a snob. I try to encourage people to use Perl.
I do however feel that there are snobs, even within Perlmonks.
But I like using Perl. I don't feel that my code is a mess.

Perl hasn't become popular because of CGI, but because it is usefull. Every language has shortcomings, all areas of life have idiots and fascists and snobs. PHP is catered for web developlment. So what. Perl does all that and more. A web application server ?

There are many areas which I believe can be improved. And that takes coordination between the community. People have to work togethor on things. Im not saying that they are not, but they have to do it more so.

It's not use Perl and die; It's : use Perl or die;

There are many reasons to use Perl. When people learn it in a class, they enjoy it, and find it usefull.

One thing I have quams about is the complete over kill of available modules. But you don't have to use them. Alot of them are quite usefull.

Blah blah blah...Im off now..


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Re^2: Perl is dying
by jdporter (Canon) on Jul 14, 2006 at 17:55 UTC
    One thing I have quams about is the complete over kill of available modules. But you don't have to use them. Alot of them are quite usefull.

    Well, I'm glad there are so many modules on CPAN, if only because it demonstrates how easy it is to write modules for Perl and get them published.

    But I think you touch on an important point, which is that the sheer volume of modules can be daunting to someone trying to establish proficiency in Perl. What's needed is guidance — someone to say "These modules are worth your attention; ignore the rest (for now)." I'm sure there are some module review efforts out there already... but they need to be better publicized. PerlMonks might be a good place to host such a beast, too. But it would need to be collaborative; so maybe a wiki would be appropriate.

    We're building the house of the future together.
Re^2: Perl is dying
by Marza (Vicar) on Jul 14, 2006 at 18:07 UTC
    Perl hasn't become popular because of CGI, but because it is usefull. Every language has shortcomings, all areas of life have idiots and fascists and snobs. PHP is catered for web developlment. So what. Perl does all that and more.

    I just want to say amen brother. We use Perl a great deal. In some cases the CGI module was useful. I don't know where I would be without Perl helping me manage the network.

    There might be a "holy war" over which is the best web based language.

    Perl is much too useful of a language to suggest its death because of CGI.

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