in reply to Healthcheck and the Perl Future

Not surprising. Piers Cawley is a long-time Perl heavyweight with intimate familiarity with Perl's development. In fact, he is an old hand at providing such snapshots of the state of Perl for the community.

Piers' blog - lots of perly commentary; his use.perl journal; his writeups on

Between the mind which plans and the hands which build, there must be a mediator... and this mediator must be the heart.

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Re^2: Healthcheck and the Perl Future
by grinder (Bishop) on Jan 12, 2009 at 15:27 UTC

    Although it should be pointed out that these days Piers does a lot more Ruby than he does Perl...

    update: having reached the end of the article, I read that Piers is beginning to work with Perl again. If you've ever talked with him at a conference about Perl, you'll understand why I say: Yay!

    • another intruder with the mooring in the heart of the Perl

      From his bio: "Piers Cawley is a veteran Perl programmer with 10 years service who has spent the last couple of years in a lucrative dalliance with Ruby, but who is returning to the Perl fold for personal work. Between 2002 and 2005, he wrote regular summaries of activities in Perl 6 development for"