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Re^2: What can bring the excitement back to Perl?

by zby (Vicar)
on Mar 25, 2008 at 21:28 UTC ( #676245=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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in thread What can bring the excitement back to Perl?

Recently I had the opportunity to talk to many tech startup founders and none of them was using Perl. I don't know how representative was that sample (it was on the level of 'dozens') - but it looks for me that while Perl is used in the established businesses it is virtually not present at all in new companies.
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Re^3: What can bring the excitement back to Perl?
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Mar 25, 2008 at 22:54 UTC

    We need a new marketing slogan.

    Perl, the language of choice for implementing privacy-invading, malware-spreading, time-wasting zombie apocalypse simulators for Facebook.

      If you don't use perl then you don't SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!

      If you don't program in perl, then the TERRORISTS win!

      All other languages want to implement SOCIALIZED MEDICINE, and RAISE YOUR TAXES!
      And open the border to MEXICO! And maybe even CUBA!

Re^3: What can bring the excitement back to Perl?
by CountZero (Bishop) on Mar 25, 2008 at 21:54 UTC
    Did you ask them what technology they were using? And why? And was the answer "Because it is exciting"?


    A program should be light and agile, its subroutines connected like a string of pearls. The spirit and intent of the program should be retained throughout. There should be neither too little or too much, neither needless loops nor useless variables, neither lack of structure nor overwhelming rigidity." - The Tao of Programming, 4.1 - Geoffrey James

      Yes I did ask them (I was kind of looking for a potential job). In general what they used was Rails, Python (I think Django), PHP, Haskel and Erlang. I did not ask directly about the reasons - but sometimes they did talk about it spontaneously and the reasons were different for each one just like the exact technology they used.

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