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Re: Are we a dying breed?

by jacques (Priest)
on Nov 10, 2005 at 23:17 UTC ( #507586=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Are we a dying breed?

Two big reasons:

1. Perl is not widely taught in colleges. So new college grads tend to look for Java/C++ jobs.

2. Perl is not buzz-word compliant, has no marketing campaign, or mega corporation behind it.

There are plenty of Perl jobs out there. But unless Perl 6 takes off in the next few years, I think you will see those jobs start to slowly dwindle, but Perl 5 will live on for a long time.

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