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In 200 years there will be many people claiming Perl is dead. And others will respond by pointing to the million modules on CPAN. The community will be waiting eagerly for Perl 17 (as for the last 20 years), and use the stable version 16.42.1 meanwhile. Except for some poor fellows who have to mantain legacy-code written in Perl 6.

So all will be fine ... at least till the next overflow of the Mayan calendar.

Happy New Year to all of you! Rata

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    [Corion]: I guess I should not read some discussions on HackerNews - the crowd there is weirdly different - "you have to stay current in tech" (by following all the latest JS trends) is a meme there, but it doesn't really match my experience
    [Corion]: At least in my area, experience can beat most new tech anyway because most new tech is just a rehash of things abandoned in the 70s and we still have a lot of that ;)
    [Corion]: choroba: Ah, that will be next Friday for $work ;) Drinking enough water is key ;))
    [Corion]: But then, maybe that's just my experience with things, and maybe Hacker News is just people much younger who haven't seen more than one tech cycle...
    [choroba]: s/water/bear/ and s/enough/too much/
    [choroba]: beer
    [choroba]: oh ok
    [marto]: I crashed the ScotLUG Christmas night, having never actually been to ScotLUG
    [choroba]: Corion yeah, I probably already told you about how Bjarne Stroustrup was asked whether he still watched the new tech trends and what really impressed him
    [choroba]: His reply was "I watch them, but I haven't been impressed in the last 10 years. There's been nothing new". That was 2 years ago :)

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