I have a feeling that I'm going to get pounded for
this, but it's really starting to get on my nerves:
Yes, our language doesn't have a large corporation
backing it. Our language doesn't necessarily have the
prestige of many others. But when push comes to shove,
if you need something done, Perl is often a fantastic
Can we please lay off the "tragically
misunderstood underdog" victim mentality? Sure, plenty
of people think that "Perl's just for CGI" or "Perl's
sort of like VB, right?" or outright disdain Perl because
it's free software/open source/insert your favourite
jargon here, but when people start organizing cruises
dedicated to a language's user base, I think it's hit a
certain level of industry acceptance.
No large corporation backing Perl? What,
O'Reilly, the most respected
practical computer publisher on the planet, doesn't count?
Sure, they didn't develop the language, and they
aren't charging for it, but still....
The hell with paco, vote for Erudil!
/msg me if you downvote this node, please.
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