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Re: What can bring the excitement back to Perl?

by talexb (Canon)
on Mar 26, 2008 at 15:30 UTC ( #676427=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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

Yeah, this assumes that Perl has *lost* some excitement, or that it's *boring* to work with -- and I don't buy that.

Perl continues to be a great, great tool that I use regularly. I probably can't say that it's exciting to use, but it's definitely not boring.

And I don't really care if some MBA thinks Perl is old technology -- this old technology just works, thank you. And aren't spreadsheets old technology? ;) Perl gets the job, efficiently, cleanly, and it's not failing -- it's going to be around for quite a while.

And using Perl 6 as a red herring is getting really, really old. Can we get over it?

Alex / talexb / Toronto

"Groklaw is the open-source mentality applied to legal research" ~ Linus Torvalds

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Re^2: What can bring the excitement back to Perl?
by zby (Vicar) on Mar 26, 2008 at 16:24 UTC
    Where I called Perl6 a red herring? I put it as number one on the list of things that can bring excitement to Perl.

    You might not care about it - but the fact that MBA thinks Perl is old means two things: less Perl opportunities (jobs, contracts etc) and also less contributors to Perl open source libraries (enforcing the Perl is dead meme in a vicious circle). And that can have some impact on the lives of many of us.

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