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The Perl Paradox

by reisinge (Friar)
on Oct 29, 2017 at 11:20 UTC ( #1202269=perlmeditation: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

An interesting meditation by Tom Radcliffe of ActiveState.

In general, they do what you want, unless you want consistency. -- perlfunc

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Re: The Perl Paradox
by Arunbear (Prior) on Oct 29, 2017 at 14:22 UTC
    Alternative, shorter presentation (from the YAPC NA 2016 conference).
Re: The Perl Paradox
by kcott (Chancellor) on Oct 29, 2017 at 12:52 UTC

    G'day reisinge,

    Thanks for posting that. It does have a slight undercurrent of ActiveState marketing (perhaps to be expected considering the source); however, that didn't seem to be the main focus, which was more about promoting Perl.

    — Ken

Re: The Perl Paradox
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 30, 2017 at 00:17 UTC
    Like I have time to listen to a one-hour video? What is a written synopsis?

      "Perl still good"

      Nobody seems to talk about it, but it is still used a lot, even for new work, even more than he expected, and he knew the download numbers from activestate.

        I'd be interested in similar stats for Strawberry Perl, and how they compared to the AS download stats.

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