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Re^3: The future of Perl?

by Arunbear (Prior)
on Nov 10, 2014 at 11:26 UTC ( #1106683=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: The future of Perl?
in thread The future of Perl?

What's the reasoning behind that point of view?

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Re^4: The future of Perl?
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Nov 10, 2014 at 11:46 UTC

    Our collective experience. That is what both my friend, who runs a small software house, and I have seen over the last 12 years.

    Companies/gov.depts. that want their software developed using OOD/OOP, are looking for 'software engineering'. They want compiled code and type safety, and defined standards, and ISO9000 and buzzwords compliance and all that good stuff. They ain't Perl. Java or C++, or C#, maybe a few OCaml. The 'safe' choices.

    Companies that (at least a few years ago) would accept Perl solutions want them to work -- usually yesterday -- and were much less fussed about the style of programming used provided it was simple, clear and maintainable. That's not OO.


    With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
    Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
    "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
    In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.
      Regarding companies that do accept Perl solutions, I looked at some job listings, and out of the 40 currently listed, 23 included the terms "OO", "Moose" or "Catalyst". I've been keeping an occasional eye on that page since 2005 and haven't noticed much change in the demand for OO Perl skills.

      Certainly in every Perl job I interviewed for, they were looking for people with skills to maintain their OO Perl codebases.

        Perhaps the difference is that neither of us take on web work, the IO-bound nature of which minimised the considerable penalties of OO via Moose.


        With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
        Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
        "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
        In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

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