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Re^2: Why do people say 'Perl' is dead?!?!

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Dec 12, 2011 at 02:13 UTC ( #943002=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Why do people say 'Perl' is dead?!?!
in thread Why do people say 'Perl' is dead?!?!

++for posting the benchmark/comparison.

The only question that remains for me is why oh why do so many in the Perl5 community insist on wanting to write Java in Perl?

With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
"Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

The start of some sanity?

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Re^3: Why do people say 'Perl' is dead?!?!
by cavac (Deacon) on Dec 12, 2011 at 09:38 UTC

    Because they can. Remember, in Perl There Is Always More Than One Way To Do It.

    That is really the beauty of the language. You can choose whatever coding style you prefer and Perl will just do the right thing (patent pending :-)

    A proper programming language should always try to help solve to problem, not trying to enforce the original designers misguided attempts at defining a coding style that fits everybody.

    Don't use '#ff0000':
    use Acme::AutoColor; my $redcolor = RED();
    All colors subject to change without notice.
      This is good argument for amateur / experimental coding, but in business you need to read other's people code at least 20 times more often than to write your own and you have no time to read all the source code to find out what an actual line is doing (e.g. because the $[ pseudovariable and other demented ideas).

      Perl will die because it is not readable enough. Programs must be maintained and Perl is unmaintainable. It will die because it is not simple enough. It will die because TIAMTOWTDI. It will die because Larry Wall does not know what is needed for a programming language to thrive. Perl will be always for people wanting to impress others with stuff only they understand.

      I thought that Larry Wall will get it after 30 years of people's flaming about Perl's uninteligibleness. That he will tone down his zeal about letting people to define extra syntax. But no! You can define your own syntax in Perl 6 again.

      He is making fun of you all.

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