Whats wrong with the Perl Community?
this is my first post here. I never thought about blogging here, because i just didn't felt to do so. But the last weeks made me to think over this.
More and more i read negative stuff about Perl coming from the people using Perl. This irritates me. On the one side, i think it's a good characteristic to be critical about what you use, what you love and the tools you use. On the other side, i don't really understand why we keep to propagate the bad things about Perl and the economy around it all the time here in public?
If we wanted to attract new programmers to do some Perl coding, they probably don't want to read about all the quirks that exist. They want to read about cool stuff thats possible with Perl, success stories and the like.
So i would love to read more entries which are written in a more positive way than always complaining about stuff that doesn't work.
At least that's one of the key things, that do languages like Python or Ruby better - if you ask me. They don't tell you whats bad about them, they just show you how awesome they are. The trained engineer thinks "ah come on, stop bullshitting me with this useless examples" but the novice programmer likes to see this kind of fancy stuff.
Just my 2 cents. :)