in reply to This isn't a job offer.

Or are perl developers just slowly drying up and as such in very high demand?

I suspect it's a case of high demand and thinning ranks, coupled with the ranks not being replenished with fresh blood.

Many of the people I work with who are a few years out of school learned Java in school, and have been cramming on Ruby and JavaScript so that they can do fun stuff. Rails has proven to be a very potent gateway drug for Ruby, and Ruby can do most of what people often use Perl for. Not as well in some cases, but well enough. It's helping set a higher bar for Perl6.

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Re^2: This isn't a job offer.
by j3 (Friar) on Apr 07, 2007 at 17:44 UTC
    Rails has proven to be a very potent gateway drug for Ruby

    And here I've been growing Perl in my basement under bright lights all this time!