in reply to Re^2: How to wake up the Perl community?
in thread How to wake up the Perl community?

Well I think because people who think TIOBE is right are in large numbers.

How did you measure that?

If you're right, how do you think you will convince them to believe in something based on observable, measurable, and independently verifiable facts instead of mystical woo?

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Re^4: How to wake up the Perl community?
by Jenda (Abbot) on Mar 20, 2013 at 07:50 UTC

    No, I don't think thats the point. We are not supposed to explain (again) what's wrong with TIOBE! "observable, measurable, and independently verifiable facts" are irrelevant, let's find a way to skew the index to our favour. Lies, damn lies and marketing.

    Enoch was right!
    Enjoy the last years of Rome.

Re^4: How to wake up the Perl community?
by curiousmonk (Sexton) on Mar 20, 2013 at 08:27 UTC

    ... And people know what the correct facts are right? Or go in search of them? Or even know the sources to get them?

    People believe in what goes in the news, and what is presented to them in a package from some source.

    I've been predominantly working with Perl and other languages like Python and Java for almost 7 years now. And I can tell you. I've gone from seeing 'Perl is unmaintainable/noisy' to 'Perl is dead' to now managers asking me 'What is Perl?'.

    I've been migrating Perl code bases to Java for years now. Right now I feel like those COBOL programmers stuck in the legacy code bases, wanting to gain a new skill to move on to and seek a new identity.