in reply to Re^7: Golf Challenge: FizzBuzz
in thread Golf Challenge: FizzBuzz

I'm not saying that if all Golf and Obfu were eliminated, people would flock to Perl in the masses, but they're by far the leading candidates for discrediting Perl. It makes my job very hard.

Well I guess there's no reliable, undebatable, objective data to either confirm or disprove your claim...

And this is a bit ironic, since I invented the JAPH, so I've effectively created my own worst enemy here. {grin} ++ at least for this last funny remark, if not for anything else! BTW: it's already a .sig of mine now...

(This is a rewrite of the node as it was posted in the first place, that better conveys the intended sense. The version of the node prior to the rewrite is pasted hereafter, in <spoiler> tags.)

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Re^9: Golf Challenge: FizzBuzz
by eyepopslikeamosquito (Chancellor) on Apr 07, 2019 at 07:51 UTC

    What I wanted to say is that there's no reliable, etc. data to prove the (other) claims, which is why I used the plural there: in particular that "Golf and Obfu are by far the leading candidates for discrediting Perl."
    Agreed. As indicated in the "Which is the Most Popular Golfing Language?" section in this node, even back in 2009, code golf was more popular in Python than Perl. The reasons for Python's rise in popularity compared to Perl may make an interesting discussion, but I doubt code golf was a factor.