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Tuesday February 25, 2003
03:13 PM

A Little Advocacy

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Last week, the Linux in Boise Club allowed me to present a short talk. Since they found me through my Perl work, I gave a small advocacy talk entitled Why I Like Perl. It went really well, though having several books and miscellaneous pieces of swag to give away always helps.

You might notice that there's not a lot of traditional "advocacy" in the style that turns people off. I was more interested in talking about the advantages of Perl that I enjoy than discussing the bits of other languages I don't enjoy. In retrospect, that worked pretty well -- there were several interesting questions about Parrot, Ruby, and Java.

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  • In slide 10 [wgz.org], line 2: "invididual" should be "individual".

    A very nice presentation. I was initially surprised at the number of slides, but I later realized there's a lot of information there.

    I agree with you that this is the right way to do advocacy, not "Perl wins, (what-have-you) loses". If anything, I would point out how some ideas in Perl, like the syntax cleanup for regular expressions, have found their way into other languages.