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Re: Perl is dead

by Marza (Vicar)
on Oct 24, 2006 at 17:27 UTC ( #580336=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl is dead


I tend to forget what people say when I read a comment like:

"But I don't care. I'm tired of fighting ignorance. I'm off to find smart people and do great things."

You won't listen to what I am saying so I will take my ball and go somewhere else?

"I wrote a complete essay about this that I was ready to publish, but I decided it's perhaps a bit too controversial."

:D A cry for us to plead with him to publish it?

"They feel that learning another language would take years, during which time they lose their value and could easily become unemployed."

How many people here only know Perl? Most software developers I know understand multiple languages

"After you write a compiler (which, to be sure, is a nontrivial task, but if there's some valid program out there that you couldn't ever write, then you're not justified in calling yourself a programmer), the disease simply vanishes."

Writing a "good" complier is not a trivial task. Is there any CS person that has not wrote a compiler?

The rant sounds like he wishes he had Larry's fame. Why take pot shots at him? What has that got to do with the value or lack there of in the matters of Perl? We didn't decide to use Perl just because Larry was interesting. Never met let alone seen the man. We are also not wedded to Perl. We use it heavily but we have found some things a little easier with Python.

Ahh well that's what Blogs are for I guess.....

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