Shlomi Fish writes in his Advogato diary:
I eventually posted a link to the essay to the perl advocacy mailing list. There I finally received a useful discussion of it. I'm not sure if I was able to convince anyone who was not previously convinced, but the discussion was to the point and of high quality.
Amazing. That must be a different perl advocacy mailinglist than the one I am subscribed to. I didn't see anyone agree with him at all and I didn't see anything useful posted by him or anyone else.