I don’t know what you’re talking about, either. (Ditto “The Larry.”)
Y’know, first of all, we’re talking about “computer programmers” here, and that’s always an interesting and challenging group of people to work with. Egos can be big, diplomacy can be low, bluntness a priority ... but, what does this have to do with “Perl?” Nothing much, I think.
A broad-brush statement that is too broad to be useful or meaningful. My experience with the Perl programming community (as encountered here at PM) is that they are very nice and knowledgeable folks; certainly not “mean-spirited” whatever that’s supposed to mean.