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What happened to perl.com?

by diego_de_lima (Beadle)
on May 29, 2006 at 19:24 UTC ( #552344=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

diego_de_lima has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Im a Perl programmer for about 6 years now and got used to read perl.com once on a while. And at least once or twice a week it got something new on the front page.

I noticed however that perl.com is no longer being updated that often, and very little is being said about Perl 6 compared to last year's news.

What happended so?

Diego de Lima

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Re: What happened to perl.com?
by chromatic (Archbishop) on May 29, 2006 at 21:25 UTC

    I stopped publishing Perl 6 summaries directly on Perl.com because it was a poor investment of time and resources to do so. (They weren't popular enough to justify the investment.) Please note that this has no bearing on my or O'Reilly's judgment of Perl or Perl 6.

    When new Perl 5 or Perl 6 summaries become available through the syndication feeds, I add them to the article list on the site.

    I am publishing fewer new articles on the site partly out of a desire to reduce the costs of running the site and partly to see how that affects traffic. To make up for the lack of new information, I've recruited a handful of webloggers to write about Perl every week or two.

    Unfortunately, we haven't been able to complete a site redesign to promote the weblogs much more prominently yet. We do have the new design finished, but other O'Reilly Network-wide projects have had a higher priority within our production group. I hope that we can introduce the redesign in the next couple of weeks.

    (As a side note, it's probably better to ask people to direct any questions to me rather than bring them up on any forum. I happen to read this one, but I don't participate in most Perl mailing lists, IRC channels, other websites. You have a better chance of getting answers from the people who know if you ask them directly, rather than hoping they'll see it somehow.)

      Off topic - there is quite anoying thing on perl.com website. When you click to see all the articles, the default sort is by alphabet. And for regular visitor it's another click (after not so short page loaded) to sort it by date/freshnes. Sure bookmark of that page would do but ... Articles also arent sorted in such a way on the index page - some articles aren't shown there (or I'm missing something?) ...

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Re: What happened to perl.com?
by HuckinFappy (Pilgrim) on May 29, 2006 at 20:05 UTC
    I'm not sure what you're looking for. When I look at perl.com I see: Certainly 6 years ago there may have been more published there routinely, but that's to be expected as perl moved through a huge bubble period driven by the Internet bubble. If you feel the burning need to read more about perl, you can browse: And as has been mentioned, feel free to contribute ideas to perl.com.

    Cheers,
    ~Jeff

    --
    (Presuming for the sake of argument that it's even *possible* to design better code in Perl than in C. :-)
       -- Larry Wall on core code vs. module code design

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Re: What happened to perl.com?
by Marza (Vicar) on May 29, 2006 at 19:33 UTC
    There are slow periods. Why don't you contribute to perl.com?
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