Ovid started a large thread about how
Perl 5 is dying
Instead of arguing if TIOBE measures it correctly or not or if you think Perl
(in general, not just 5) is going down or if you think it is doing well,
let's think about what to do in order to make it more popular?
If for nothing else so we can feel better that we are using something that is popular.
Lately I have been thinking that maybe the biggest issue of Perl is that it
is not friendly enough to beginners. Especially Windows users.
So I try to Make it friendlier to beginners, especially those using Windows.
That means for me, creating an IDE
that will have
- Context sensitive help in the mother tounge of the developer
- A built in debugger
- Sample scripts
- Tool to build Moose based application
- Tool to build Catalyst based web application
I am sure some others will think that this is a good investment in the future of Perl.
You are welcome to join us.
Others will think this is a total waste of time but something else is needed.
What do you do to undie Perl?