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Re^2: The future of Perl?

by jdporter (Canon)
on Nov 04, 2014 at 21:46 UTC ( #1106117=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: The future of Perl?
in thread The future of Perl?

Your anecdote reminds me of something that happened to me at work just a few days ago. A "data scientist" -- young guy, very hip -- saw over my shoulder that I was working on some Perl, and he quipped with a smirk, "Oh, you're a Perl guy? I'll try not to hold that against you."

My immediate thought was, "Oh, you're a douchebag? I'll try not to hold that against you!"

Point is, Perl has a uniformly bad reputation among whole generations of programmers. Although a few of us know better, it's still a reality which will be changed neither by Awesome New Version!!1! nor by version number manipulexyacculation.

I reckon we are the only monastery ever to have a dungeon stuffed with 16,000 zombies.

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Re^3: The future of Perl?
by syphilis (Bishop) on Nov 05, 2014 at 11:07 UTC
    "Oh, you're a Perl guy? I'll try not to hold that against you."

    A while back on the PDL mailing list, Karl Glazebrook proposed that the collective noun for a gathering of python programmers be a "smug".
    It occurred to me that python programmers might, in response, assert that the collective noun for a group of perl5 programmers is a "cemetery".

    Any thoughts on the collective noun for a group of perl6 programmers ? ... an "hallucination" perhaps ?



      A hallucination, maybe, if we're going to pronounce English properly.

        Only in 'ertford, 'ereford and 'ampshire. Elsewhere it 'ardly hever 'appens :-)

        Enoch was right!
        Enjoy the last years of Rome.

        Poor ol' Lucy Nations.

      Perl 6: Blue Sky? Bleeding Ledge? Daydream?

      My outlook for Perl 6 is still positive, though it has certainly taken its time. Perhaps if it had been "finished" 10 years ago, we wouldn't be having this discussion?

      Quantum Mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of

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