Is the pro/con "Modern Perl" divide a symptom of Steve Yegge's "software political axis"?
I haven't followed all of it, but the discussions about whether or not the "Modern Perl" tools like Moose are a good thing reminds me of Steve Yegge's essay about the "software political axis." If you haven't read it, I'll give you the super short summary: he says that a major source of tension between developers is their differences in risk tolerance, as seen in attitudes toward such things as type checking, adding new syntax to a language on the fly, well-defined schemas vs NoSQL, QA cycles before code rollout, etc.
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.
What do you think? Do you agree with this analysis? Have you seen any other interesting writing on this subject beyond Yegge's essay?