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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 choice.

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....

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In reply to (OT) Re: Productivity and Perl by FoxtrotUniform
in thread Productivity and Perl by Ovid

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