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Re: Does Perl Have a Business Plan?

by moritz (Cardinal)
on Mar 22, 2013 at 13:34 UTC ( #1024929=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Does Perl Have a Business Plan?

Perl is a programming language, and despite popular opinion, not self-conscious. It thus can't have a plan, and thus not a business plan.

So the question is: Who could have a business plan?

The best candidate might the The Perl Foundation, but it seems to be resource-starved. Occasionally there's some nice project coming from TPF, and if you ask them for help on some Perl-related topic, you often get that, but there's not much initiative coming from TPF (or if there is, I don't know about it, which means there's a marketing problem).

Or maybe the community? But it's too diverse to have a common plan that all the members share. Even p5p is too diverse, I think.

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[Corion]: ambrus: Yeah, hopefully it's that
[1nickt]: I am stumped, maybe someone brainy can clear my mind?
[1nickt]: This code does what I expect on the CLI: perl -wE 'sub x { 0 and 1 } say x()'
[1nickt]: (prints "0")
[Corion]: Hi 1nickt!
[1nickt]: When I put it in a file, I get the following: "Replacement list is longer than search list at line 4. syntax error at line 4, at EOF ...
[1nickt]: ... (Might be a runaway multi-line ;; string starting on line 3)"
[erix]: ( ha, the inmates of the retirement home have taken the kids to the cafe -- Good! :) )
[1nickt]: (there are three lines in the file)
[erix]: na namesti ( "At The German" ? )

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