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Re: Terminal decline?

by wjw (Priest)
on Jun 13, 2015 at 02:46 UTC ( #1130265=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Terminal decline?

I have been working with the Raspberry Pi and Arduino, using Perl on the RPi of course. This is a powerful combination.

Might it help to re-examine the target audiences, and how those audiences use Perl? For example: If I look at the Arduino forums, I find that while what is there is all Arduino targeted, it is broken down a bit more than PM tends to do. I am not complaining here, simply examining and comparing.

I also wonder if PM might consider 'pushing out' instead of expecting 'a natural in-flow' when it comes to new blood? Perhaps this and the previous question are related. I am not suggesting full fledged evangelism here, but perhaps more a look at the many facets that Perl could work so very well in. A lot of this site is about the language itself, not so much about the application of it - I may perceive that wrongly - but it is my perception.

Just a thought... or two...

...the majority is always wrong, and always the last to know about it...

A solution is nothing more than a clearly stated problem...

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Re^2: Terminal decline?
by brostad (Scribe) on Jun 15, 2015 at 13:03 UTC

    I can only speak for myself, as a lurking visitor of many years. For me PM has become a place I enjoy visiting more or less weekly, to read learned disputes rather than to find relevant information about a particular problem I'm working on.

    These days Google / CPAN solves most of my problems, and I suppose this is typical for many professional Perl developers. That said, I still learn much from visiting PM about Perl internals and ways of doing things in Perl that I never dreamed of. I would very be sorry to see PM decline further, so I hope there are ways to bring more people into the fold. As already suggested, perhaps Perl 6 is the way forward? Though for me and my company, Perl 5 will remain the language of choice for years to come because of legacy systems.

    My deepest gratitude to the maintainers and contributors of PM, you still make Perl look sexy.

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