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Re^3: What can bring the excitement back to Perl?

by chromatic (Archbishop)
on Mar 26, 2008 at 01:54 UTC ( #676285=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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

I also think that perl compared to ruby are lacking in relation to free open guides and examples.

Maybe I'm demonstrating the kind of old-school thinking that proves I'm out of step with kids these days, but have you tried to use Ruby's documentation? The only possible way it could compare with Perl's documentation is if an attractive member of the appropriate gender sat on your desk and read it out loud to you (and probably wrote your code for you, because Ruby's documentation is somewhat, well, slender).

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Re^4: What can bring the excitement back to Perl?
by Casan (Novice) on Mar 26, 2008 at 14:35 UTC

    C I agree.

    Furthermore, many of the Ruby tutorials I have seen, have also been more for show than for actual use. They do something right, though not complete. I don't like to start a its either them or us thread, I will be perl biased too.

    I believe we can be more user friendly with our tutorials for learners, and Ruby documentation/tutorials can be more complete. is a nice approach, yet it can be more exciting and structured

    But as for the topic, when we are talking about what can bring the excitement back to Perl, then I think of both the newcomers, the returners and the old guard.

    Love perl6 btw, thanks.

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