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Re: Now that's kinda sad.

by moritz (Cardinal)
on Aug 08, 2012 at 10:21 UTC ( #986211=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Now that's kinda sad.

If you find it sad that a websitepage is down, why not contact the owner and ask him to bring it back up?

I don't see any point in posting a 404 to perlmonks. What point are you trying to make?


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Re^2: Now that's kinda sad.
by Flexx (Pilgrim) on Aug 08, 2012 at 18:56 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.

        Well, I took your suggestion to heart and mailed Larry, so I guess if he didn't know before, now he has no pretext anymore, apart from claiming it was the spam filter. ;)

        Thanks for forwarding the message anyway. Doppelt hält sowieso besser. ;)

        And yes, sorry for posting to PM discussions actually, I am glad it got moved, I first wrote it as a reply in the 8 long years thread, and then opted to write it separately, since it was OT as a reply too, kinda. Didn't really realize I had no move powers myself anymore, due to the XP changes...

        So long,
        Flexx

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