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Re^8: Improve Perl's marketing position by making Perlmonks more discoverable for automated "popularity contests" (arithmetic)

by tye (Cardinal)
on Mar 20, 2013 at 02:16 UTC ( #1024416=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^7: Improve Perl's marketing position by making Perlmonks more discoverable for automated "popularity contests" (arithmetic)
in thread Improve Perl's marketing position by making Perlmonks more discoverable for automated "popularity contests"

So your point really was as simplistic as "see, this graph slopes downward too.... mumble... FUD...". That is disappointing.

Yes, we aren't omniscient. These numbers might have nothing to do with reality. Heck, you might even just be a figment of my fevered imagination.

And that's a pretty pathetic argument in response to a prediction that the baseline drop will be to around 25% and so the many-fold greater drop for some "perl" searches is actually evidence (not proof) of a real decline. Especially when the only thing you offered was a graph that confirms the stated prediction.

I'll be happy if somebody steps up and comes up with things that actually result in Perl regaining more popularity (preferably by Perl actually offering extremely practical solutions for most of the things identified over a decade ago as things that it would be great for Perl 6 to "solve"). I strongly doubt such would come from me, even if I tried (I suck at "sales"). And I'm mostly not interested in arguing about it (beyond pointing out when I see basic arithmetic being denied).

- tye        


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Re^9: Improve Perl's marketing position by making Perlmonks more discoverable for automated "popularity contests" (arithmetic)
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Mar 20, 2013 at 02:49 UTC
    That is disappointing.

    Yeah, if that had been what I said, it would have been disappointing.

    I'll be happy if somebody steps up and comes up with things that actually result in Perl regaining more popularity...

    Seems to me that would require being able to identify what the problem actually is with detail more specific than "A line on a graph went down". A little knowledge of economics, markets, and statistics would help.

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