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Healthcheck and the Perl Future

by moritz (Cardinal)
on Jan 12, 2009 at 14:55 UTC ( #735692=perlnews: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Heise UK published a Perl Healthcheck article, IMHO a very well informed review of the state of Perl, one of the best that I read in recent months (or even years).

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Re: Healthcheck and the Perl Future
by jdporter (Canon) on Jan 12, 2009 at 15:24 UTC

      Although it should be pointed out that these days Piers does a lot more Ruby than he does Perl...

      update: having reached the end of the article, I read that Piers is beginning to work with Perl again. If you've ever talked with him at a conference about Perl, you'll understand why I say: Yay!

      • another intruder with the mooring in the heart of the Perl

        From his bio: "Piers Cawley is a veteran Perl programmer with 10 years service who has spent the last couple of years in a lucrative dalliance with Ruby, but who is returning to the Perl fold for personal work. Between 2002 and 2005, he wrote regular summaries of activities in Perl 6 development for perl.com."
Re: Healthcheck and the Perl Future
by pdcawley (Hermit) on Jan 12, 2009 at 17:29 UTC
    Thanks. And thanks to the people I interviewed in the course of putting it together.

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