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... how can Perl programmers in the know transfer knowledge of all of the wonderful new features that the admittedly voluminous Perl documentation in the wild doesn't mention.

Well, perl.com has been pretty silent of late, aside from the recent State of the Onion, the last major article was September 21st! I was actually starting to worry that maybe you had lost your job or something :)

Also, the perl.org website is not just ugly, but it is sooooooo 1996 it hurts, all that is missing is a hit-counter and a link to the guestbook. Compare it to python.org with it's cute little icon of snakes having sex. Or the ultra-sexy-web-2.0-compatible ruby website, whose rounded corners and clean typography alone tells me that ruby hackers get laid much more often than any other language hacker, Nuff Said! On the up side, at least we are cooler than TCL, cause that would be really lame.

And while I hate to say it, the "Perl 6/Parrot is vaporware" thing is a problem. Those in the know, know that that is bullshit, but for the rest of the interweb it's just an easy way to shoot down anything about Perl.

I guess my point is that we need a major overhaul of the Perl "image" to more accurately reflect what "Modern Perl" is and can be.

-stvn

In reply to Re: Modern Perl and the Future of Perl by stvn
in thread Modern Perl and the Future of Perl by chromatic

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