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Now that's kinda sad.

by Flexx (Pilgrim)
on Aug 08, 2012 at 05:46 UTC ( #986144=perlmeditation: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

This here's in relation to Re: 8 10 long years, I guess.

~>curl --head http://www.wall.org/~larry/perl.html HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found Date: Wed, 08 Aug 2012 05:28:57 GMT Server: Apache/2.2.22 (Ubuntu) Vary: Accept-Encoding Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1

(Navigate to http://www.wall.org/~larry/ in case the context isn't obvious.)

Last time it was seen up was in April 2010 (as per http://web.archive.org/web/20100420032605/http://www.wall.org/~larry/perl.html).

Nothing too shocking to read on Wikipedia, thank god, so can I assume Larry Wall is doing fine where it really matters?
Update (Aug 08, 2012 at 11:53 GMT-6): Did some clicking myself, and feel better now. ;)

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Re: Now that's kinda sad.
by moritz (Cardinal) on Aug 08, 2012 at 10:21 UTC

      Well, I guess the point I was trying to make is that... Larry Walls' Perl page is down! Since April 2010! .oO(m/WT./)

      See, I've been using Perl on a pretty big system at a time when the language was evolutionary ahead of Java, by a long shot. And I (had to) leave it behind professionally, around the time when Perl 6 actually was *really* a hot topic, the time of the Apocalypses and Exegeses. We wondered if it would be ready for procuction use in.. uh.. 2004-ish(?) back then. Actually, I was sure it would be, and that it'd blow anything else out of the water. But I am digressing.

      Now back in the day, if Larry Walls Perl page was down, it would not've taken a guy coming back from a 10 year pilgrimage into the lands of Java to point it out, to Larry, the Perl community, or both. Especially not if it's 404ing since 2+ years. I just wonder(ed) what happened to Larry Wall, Damian Conway, Randal L. Schwartz, Brian D'Foy and others that were, well, significant people back then. Maybe I am phantasizing, but If nobody clicks on Larry Walls Perl link on his personal homepage anymore, I just wondered what's going on, with him, the community, the language. Simply because I am out of touch with Perl. I don't know, once links go dead on something it's an indication of... demise, if you know what I mean. At least so it appears. And yes, I know I probably just didn't do my homework/catching up. As long as CPAN is up, you know?

      But honestly, if you have no concept as to what I mean, or why I posted this, then, well, I guess ... you just don't. Which is fine. But I can't really explain it to you then, I fear. Times change. Though, that said, I wonder why you even cared to reply, to be honest.

      But honestly, no offense meant on anybody. Those who felt this should be front-paged probably understand exactly why I posted this. For better or worse.

      So long,
      Flexx

        I just wonder(ed) what happened to Larry Wall, Damian Conway, Randal L. Schwartz, Brian D'Foy and others that were, well, significant people back then.

        I happen to know that the first two still use Perl 5 a lot, and investigate much time in Perl 6.

        But honestly, if you have no concept as to what I mean, or why I posted this, then, well, I guess ... you just don't.

        From you posting about a 404 of an unrelated page to Perlmonks Discussion (which is for discussions about Perlmonks, not Perl in general), I indeed didn't have a concept as to what you meant. I can't read minds. Thanks for explaning.

        Anyway, I've told TimToady about the 404. Maybe he's inclined to fix it.

Re: Now that's kinda sad.
by pvaldes (Chaplain) on Aug 08, 2012 at 10:14 UTC

    Well, certainly it is a sort of criminal use of colour, but chartreuse is not categorised as weapon of mass destruction I think (mmh, maybe should be included...)

    Where is magenta when the world needs it?... or a background of dark blue-green tiger stripes... a gradient of small Cyan dots... a few orange boxes... something

Re: Now that's kinda sad.
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 08, 2012 at 07:10 UTC
    Larry Wall wishes Perl 5 never existed and never took away so many years of his life from Perl 6. Hence perl.html being 404.

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