in reply to Re^5: The Future of Perl 5
in thread The Future of Perl 5
We have a group of people doing bits of marketing for Perl and getting (small, but still) results from that, People like Mark Keating, Liz Mattijsen, Curtis Poe, and me. We have noticed a changing image of Perl at open source conferences: until 5 years ago, we often got biting remarks like "Perl is dead/dying" and "really, people still work with Perl?". We hardly ever get such remarks anymore. Maybe on acidic places like Reddit. It may even sound unbelievable to you, but nowadays we are even getting compliments because of the good things that happen with both Perl 5 and Perl 6 and the nice marketing stuff we hand out and the positive vibes that come out of all our volunteers at such conferences. Therefore it is frustrating and demotivational that it's mostly Perl-people who still make extremely negative remarks about Perl (5|6). If you love Perl so much, could you please try to make things better instead of worse? I don't see the use nor need to say such bad things to/about people who work hard to try to make Perl better, and give Perl a better name.