Huh .. too bad. I dealt with FUD with Microsoft continually slamming OS/2 in the late 80's, where we slagged Windows NT on the Canopus form on Compuserve. Good times.
I developed code in C before moving to Perl in the late 90's, and was advanced enough that I was comfortable using function pointers in my code .. so when I wanted to do the same thing Perl, it was there already. Perfect, because being able to declare a callback function (one example of a function pointer) is extremely handy.
And I don't really care what the TIOBE results say .. if a CTO contacts me to say 'Perl developers are really hard to find' and 'Are you available?', I don't find the burning need to go learn a different language. And, of course, the Perl community has been very supportive and welcoming. So I'm not going anywhere anyway. :)
Alex / talexb / Toronto
Thanks PJ. We owe you so much. Groklaw -- RIP -- 2003 to 2013.
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