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Re: Perl is dead

by Dominus (Parson)
on Nov 24, 2007 at 17:39 UTC ( #652748=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Perl is dead

I usually imagine that Perl will end up in pretty much the same place as COBOL. It will be dead, but it will still be wandering around, eating brains. The aging Perl programmer community will point at the festering, animated corpse and say "Perl is more robust than ever! Look at those maggots wiggling in the eye sockets!" And the rest of the world will make jokes like "No, Perl's not dead; it just smells that way."

I'd like to be wrong.

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Re^2: Perl is dead
by webfiend (Vicar) on Nov 25, 2007 at 03:34 UTC

    I'd like you to be wrong, too. Any ideas for helping Perl avoid a fate that requires Perl developers to be dispatched by removing the head or destroying the brain?

Re^2: Perl is dead
by sh1tn (Priest) on Dec 06, 2007 at 16:50 UTC
    IMHO you are not wrong. Never-the-less Perl will stay as hard link between procedural and oop.
    And of course the one-liners, more or less synonyms for UNIX administration.


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