Hi Monastery !

I was reading a post about the future of Perl. I don't know if it is the most appropriate place to provide this feedback. I've seen the statistics in TIOBE on how Perl is loosing places in the rank of the most performed languages. I freshly finished my IT studies and i discovered Perl language now in my company. I wanted to raise the fact that the rank of the language doesn't matter at all. The most important thing is the maintain activity. Why ? Because by default , Perl is a more powerful language ( not only according to me ) than Python or Ruby or others. Perl is not so friendly let's say or common but Perl is doing the job better, because the Perl community is actively "better" and because the language has in his own genetic heritage the basis to be essential. The black dot is coming of lobbying which is not serving Perl interest. And how the language is taught at school. As we are in a monastery, i would like to suggest this precept: If someone need to go somewhere he will need oxygen. Perl is like oxygen ( in the air ) and there is only one thing to do , making this oxygen available ( meaning having a strong Perl community ). And another black dot and not the least: the availability of Perl in growning country. I had discussion with some foreigners, IT engineers and software developers. As suprising as it might seem, some of them don't even know what is Perl language !! It could be difficult to teach Perl in Universities in Western countries from a political point of view due to these lobbies and pressures but it could be different in growning countries. It's important to make partnerships with them ( with their Univeristies and so on..) A good idea ,maybe, would be to organize the Perl conference or any big related Perl event in one of these countries.

Thanks for reading and the sorry for the spam. I wanted to share my feeling

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Re: Future of Perl
by marto (Archbishop) on Nov 13, 2018 at 10:56 UTC

    This isn't a perl question, every time you post the following is displayed:

    "Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place."

    No need to repost, it's been moved to the appropriate section.

      Hi marto,

      Thank you for your understanding . I wanted to provide my feeling regarding this at least once .

      Finally in which section is it ?

Re: Future of Perl
by holli (Monsignor) on Nov 13, 2018 at 19:05 UTC
    So, YAPC Bombay 2020, anyone?


    You can lead your users to water, but alas, you cannot drown them.
      I'd be in! :)

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

      Really, "Bombay" ??!

      "The Government of India officially changed the English name to Mumbai in November 1995." (source: Wikipedia)

      The way forward always starts with a minimal test.
        Even many Indians still call it synonymously Bombay. (i.e. an alias)

        Please don't import any politically motivated "problems" into our tolerant domain.

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

        PS: Jehova! Jehova!

Re: Future of Perl
by jsbach1 (Friar) on Dec 04, 2018 at 22:18 UTC

    Is that not the purpose of the Perl Mongers user groups?