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Re^8: The current state of Perl6

by Your Mother (Chancellor)
on Apr 20, 2010 at 06:20 UTC ( #835672=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^7: The current state of Perl6
in thread The current state of Perl6

I've had seven recruiters contact me so far this year for Perl jobs (approximately twice the rate as last year). We are about to hire JAPH into the shop at somewhere close to six figures.

A frozen, rigorous spec in Perl 6 wouldn't help meet deadlines and it might drive away a lot of the talent. It would promote the same things that had a foot on the neck of Perl 5 for a decade. Smart developers having fun doing what they love is what Perl needs. That appears to be what's happening in all corners of Perl today.

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Re^9: The current state of Perl6
by Anonymous Monk on Apr 20, 2010 at 08:16 UTC
    I'm very happy that you've been contacted by recruiters. First of all you're somewhere in the U.S. , let me tell you that across Europe(non-UK) the job market for Perl has plummeted completely. There are a few Perl jobs to be found and most(read >90%) of them are sysadmin-like jobs and even more of them are for small companies which may disappear(read vaporize) completely within one year.
      Unfortunately, there is much truth in this post...
      Usually the Indian outsourcing market is a buzz with job demands, even here there are nearly zero Perl requirements. As some one said before there is so much FUD, people aren't bothered anymore.
        Indian outsourcing ? how is it related to the European Perl job market ?
Re^9: The current state of Perl6
by Anonymous Monk on Apr 20, 2010 at 07:34 UTC
    Even COBOL and FORTRAN invites jobs. And frozen doesn't mean frozen once for all.

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