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Re: Why do people say 'Perl' is dead?!?!

by tobyink (Abbot)
on Dec 12, 2011 at 14:21 UTC ( #943097=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Why do people say 'Perl' is dead?!?!

If you take a look at these charts from CPAN Testers:

http://stats.cpantesters.org/graphs6.html

...you'll see that the number of CPAN uploads (i.e. reusable open-source programming components) each month has been increasing for years. For a dead language, I'd expect to see those numbers falling, or at least remaining steady.


Comment on Re: Why do people say 'Perl' is dead?!?!
Re^2: Why do people say 'Perl' is dead?!?!
by moritz (Cardinal) on Dec 12, 2011 at 14:29 UTC

    We must be looking at different charts. The top one (2010 and 2011) shows two basically flat lines, for distributions and authors. I can see the increase in the older charts, but not in the current ones -- it seems to have leveled.

      The difference between 2010 and 2011 is less pronounced, certainly. But if you draw a line across the graph at 1000 distributions per month, then you'll see that most of 2010 is just below the line, but most of 2011 is just above.

      Based on the Jan-Nov periods, as it's too early to count December, 2010 had 10883 releases and 2011 had 11131. A small increase, but nevertheless an increase.

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