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Earl

  • Website: earlruby.org
  • About: I blog about Perl and Open Source.
  • Commented on Does Perl (5) have a future?
    I have been using Perl since 1998. I love working with Perl, and I use it for almost all of my programming. I have a modest proposal for the Powers That Be: Call the next release of Perl5 “Perl7”, and...
  • Commented on Perl tutorials suck (and cause serious damage)
    Seems like the obvious answer is to start posting blog articles that link to good tutorials on modern Perl programming techniques, and to contact people hosting old, outdated pages and ask them to update the info or take it down....
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  • zahir.lalani commented on Does Perl (5) have a future?

    A little background - I have worked for several companies and used around 12 languages in that time - many mainstream, and some pretty obscure ones. We are currently a Java shop - BUT - i have never let go of perl since I first started 5 years ago. I have consistently proven to others that for certain things I can do a better, quicker and more cost-effective solution in perl. People still laugh at perl, but I don’t care as I will use what works best. All of our migration tools are perl, we have a super fast file transfer protocol in perl, we have a pretty heavily used web site in…

  • littlemonkperl commented on Does Perl (5) have a future?

    HI JOEL AND EVERYONE HERE. JOEL WHAT A COINCIDENCE I’M FINDING THIS ARTICLE EXACTLY A YEAR AFTER. I HAVE A QUESTION TO ASK ALL YA EXPERTS, I’M JUST A NEWBIE AND JUST BEGUN MY CAREER AS A DEVELOPER(1.5 YRS) USING PERL. I HAVE STARTED LOVING PERL. BUT THE IMPACT AND MAGNITUDE OF PRODUCTS OTHER LANGUAGES LIKE JAVA ANDROID ARE GETTING INTO THE MARKET IS MAKING ME RETHINK BUILDING A CAREER AS A CORE PERL DEVELOPER. …

  • Joel Berger commented on Does Perl (5) have a future?

    Hi, I don’t think anyone else will see this comment on an article posted so long ago. You might want to ask your question as a post of your own. Oh and don’t use all caps, that is considered impolite (yelling) in most online communities including this one.

  • littlemonkperl commented on Does Perl (5) have a future?

    Oh I am sorry Joel about the all caps, this was my first ever comment on any blog, thus was unaware. I will remember that henceforth. What is your opinion or view now after a year of posting the above question ?

  • daixtr commented on Does Perl (5) have a future?

    I DO NOT get and CANNOT understand WHY WHY WHY that if Perl6 will not come will eventually led to the death of Perl????

    What?

    Look, I remember I started doing my first computer program on a programmable calculator in high school. I have exhausted all the APIs of the calculator and so what remains available to me are the infinite possibilities of how to solve a problem in the most efficient means. Now, when i moved the world of PC computer programming, I AM a bit surprised there. I am surprised that there seems to be an ever growing set of API and no matter how much I waited, …

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