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"With this framing, embracing Modern Perl is indicative of a lower risk-tolerance and a desire for more safety in software development, while objecting to it shows a willingness to accept more risk in exchange for lower overhead." Do you have...
Perrin Harkins commented on
Is the pro/con "Modern Perl" divide a symptom of Steve Yegge's "software political axis"?
True, you could read it that way. Avoiding change is a way of avoiding risk. However, the change in this case is all about increasing safety in software terms. Some people would view it as giving up some liberty in exchange for more safety, and how you feel about that depends on how unsafe things look to you without it.
This may just mean that the analogy doesn't fit the situation though.
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