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Perl in the pole position

by busunsl (Vicar)
on Oct 22, 2002 at 08:47 UTC ( #207009=perlmeditation: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Every two years the german computer magazine iX starts a questionaire on the usage of operating systems, databases and programming languages.

In the last six years, Perl has become the top used language, leading closely before Java.
In big companies (>1000) it's even stronger!

And that's Perl 5, I won't imagine what's going on with Perl 6! :-)

The article is in German, if you don't understand, the Fish may help.

Comment on Perl in the pole position
Re: Perl in the pole position
by dada (Chaplain) on Oct 22, 2002 at 09:37 UTC
    wait a moment, wait a moment, I don't see Python in the chart!
    how is this possible? ;-)

    cheers,
    Aldo

    King of Laziness, Wizard of Impatience, Lord of Hubris

Re: Perl in the pole position
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Oct 22, 2002 at 09:43 UTC

    With much help from Babblefish, I think I got the gist of most of it, but one phrase cropped up a couple of time that is obviously a literal translation of something, slang possibly, that left me in the dark even with the aid of context.

    What is/are talking moon operating systems?


    Cor! Like yer ring! ... HALO dammit! ... 'Ave it yer way! Hal-lo, Mister la-de-da. ... Like yer ring!
      What is/are talking moon operating systems?

      I guess talking moon refers to Redmond (Mond == moon, reden == to talk).

      cheers,
      Aldo

      King of Laziness, Wizard of Impatience, Lord of Hubris

        I was pretty sure that it was referring to MS some how from the context, but I could not make the connection between MicroSoft and talking moon. The Redmond connection didn't even cross my mind. Thanks.


        Cor! Like yer ring! ... HALO dammit! ... 'Ave it yer way! Hal-lo, Mister la-de-da. ... Like yer ring!
        Talking Moon - I love it. One the best euphemisms for the "Evil Empire" I've run across.

        This can't be an accident. Please say it isn't an accident.

        Cheers;

Re: Perl in the pole position
by Ovid (Cardinal) on Oct 22, 2002 at 14:44 UTC

    Thank you very much for posting this!!! My father, a programmer who has lived in Germany for about 20 years, had never heard of Perl before I mentioned it to him. I just forwarded a copy of the article to him, but the Babelfish translation was so rough that I'm unsure of the quality of the article.

    Cheers,
    Ovid

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      Rest assured the article is very good. iX is the for-business sibling of the most reputable German computer mag, c't. Their editorial quality is usually as close to flawless as you can hope to get. (Though I've been somewhat peeved about their constant .NET coverage lately. Ironically, the more for-the-masses c't has been covering Linux more and more at the same time, even going so far as to give a short intro to Linux From Scratch in the latest issue.)

      Makeshifts last the longest.

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