in reply to Re^9: The Future of Perl 5
in thread The Future of Perl 5

LanX, thank for your kind words. The words towards BrowserUK are quite harsh and I am not sure I agree. I have often ++ their posts, because of the technical skills and the enormous help to other people (and I still ++ their posts when it comes to technical help to others).

When it comes to Perl 5, I still often direct people to PerlMonks when they have technical questions, need help with a project, or to learn things, because PerlMonks is an awesome place to read and learn, to write and educate, to meditate, and sometimes to have fun. My reactions this year are not so much "feeding" the persons I react to, but more aimed at other people who might not know the other side. The other side is that many people and many companies still use Perl, that new projects are still started, and that the image of Perl has been changing for the better in the past 5 years. If I don't mention such things, who would? There are not that many other people who do.

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Re^11: The Future of Perl 5
by LanX (Sage) on Aug 30, 2018 at 14:14 UTC
    I was mainly reacting on Re^9: The Future of Perl 5.

    In general I'd prefer a less emotional discussion.

    I'm not an angel if it comes to provocation, but all the vitriol from both "sides" is starting to frustrate me.

    and I don't want others to get more frustrated.

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
    Wikisyntax for the Monastery FootballPerl is like chess, only without the dice

    ) Truth is there are too many sides. Some want Perl to be more like Python...

    ... other more like C or Smalltalk or Ruby or Go or Lisp ...

      Sorry. I was very emotional and frustrated. Won't happen again. I hope I can keep that promise.
        No worries!!! =)

        Discussions over the internet often don't really follow polite conventions and can be very frustrating.

        That's why I'm trying to "moderate" this a bit!

        See ya! :)

        Cheers Rolf
        (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
        Wikisyntax for the Monastery FootballPerl is like chess, only without the dice

      OK