|laziness, impatience, and hubris|
How to spread Perl's awesomeness beyond Perl Specific Sites/Internet?by perl514 (Pilgrim)
|on Feb 28, 2013 at 18:15 UTC||Need Help??|
perl514 has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
In my limited experience with Perl so far, I am really amazed by this beautiful language. Stuff that seemed very complicated in other languages seems easier to get done in Perl. In the past few months, especially since Dec 2012 onwards, I've been able to automate some hardware failures, command line output and further analyses and such things. Theres still a lot of stuff that can be automated and I am working towards it.
My only gripe however, is the way Perl is percieved...A few good fellow techies I know seem to think that there are other scripting languages that can do stuff that Perl cannot, which isn't really true. With just a few weeks of toying around after reading "Learning Perl", I have been able to bring in some automation, but my aim is to get the freshers interested in Perl. Sites like PerlMonks, Perl Blogs, Enlightened Perl are great source, however, I am more interested in spreading the goodness of this language to other sites as well.
I know that the language is so amazing that it does not need any publicity, but I am really really sick and tired of people considering Perl as EOL (End Of Life). In fact, just today, when a co worker seemed surprised as to why am I working on Perl and "How are you going to get only that line from the output and do xyz with it ? And that too in Perl???"...I couldn't take it. So I showed him some stuff and that made him sort of eat his words, but still he didnt seem convinced.. So, In my small and insignificant ways, I am trying to do what I can..share my scripts, write some small scripts if someone wants to get some scripting done....but is there something that can be done beyond this? It just saddens me that people tend to form a negative opinion about Perl when the language is so richly capable of doing so much. I've had people quoting "Tiobe Index" as a proof that Perl is not quit popular etc etc etc...I would generally ignore such people, but heck, there's a limit to everything!!...
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