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Paul Seamons

  • About: I blog about Perl.
  • Commented on A follow up on three-value logic in Perl
    I apologize that this post will sound pessimistic. There just seem to be many "modern perl" solutions being presented in the past few years that are actually only waterbed solutions: that as you push on this problem over here...
  • Commented on Does Perl (5) have a future?
    @Joel - You have now asked two questions: Does Perl (5) have a future? and now you have asked: Is it worth sticking with this Perl 5? Does Perl 5 have a future. Yes it does. Is it worth sticking...
  • Commented on Does Perl (5) have a future?
    Do you love Perl (mostly rhetorical)? It is obvious you do. I have only been using Perl since 1997. I have a few CPAN distributions. Some of them are useful, some are not. I love Perl. I write nearly everything...
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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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