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Re: What can bring the excitement back to Perl?

by sundialsvc4 (Abbot)
on Mar 26, 2008 at 02:32 UTC ( #676288=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to What can bring the excitement back to Perl?

Pray do not confuse “what enables Tim O'Reilly to sell books” with what may drive interest in the Perl programming-language!

The forces that motivate real-world users to be interested in Perl, and to continue to be interested in it, are really very simple:   they're making money from it, right now, and they would prefer to continue to do so.

“Newbies,” if I may be so brash as to say it, are always “slaves of the latest fashions,” whereas a more-balanced viewpoint would be that “fashions come and fashions go, and evermore shall it be so.” Once a business has decided to stake its business on (say...) Perl, and once it has been satisfied so-to-do, it really just wants to continue doing that. And Perl still proves itself quite able to do that.

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