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posted by davorg on 2007.07.27 4:00   Printer-friendly
Skud writes "The Perl Survey is attempting to take a snapshot of the Perl world as it currently stands. Whether you're a web developer, sysadmin, or using Perl for scientific research or finance or just tracking your DVD collection, we'd love to hear about it.

We're trying to answer questions like:
  • Where do Perl programmers come from?
  • What sort of fields do they work in?
  • What languages — computer and spoken — do Perl programmers use?
  • How many use Perl as their primary language?
  • What proportion of Perl users participate in the Perl community through mailing lists, user groups, and conferences?
The survey's open til the end of September. After it closes, we'll be releasing the results in various forms, including a full data set for you to download and play with."
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  • Good thing

    by Sherm (3537) on 2007.07.27 6:16 (#56530)
    ( )
    Good thing there's no "favorite baseball team" question, eh Chris?
  • Cygwin

    by jdavidb (1361) on 2007.07.27 10:13 (#56544)
    ( | Last Journal: 2007.08.07 15:57 )

    Cygwin is not included as a development platform. It is a very significant platform for me.

    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
  • ABAP/4

    by ajt (2546) on 2007.07.29 13:37 (#56597)
    ( Last Journal: 2007.08.07 16:47 )

    I didn't see SAP AG's ABAP/4 or ABAP Objects. I know SAP go out of their way to close people off from ABAP to keep it "special", but as SAP is widely deployed it's COBOL/SQL language is very common, more so than many people think. I'm forced to use it to earn my pennies...

    ABAP/4 [].

    -- "It's not magic, it's work..."
  • Niche browser, but the javascript-driven multi-option input fields (Industry, Languages, Versions, OS) are all broken and can not scroll. Unsurprisingly, works in Firefox but I happened to have Opera open when I tried it.
  • tee hee

    by hfb (74) on 2007.08.03 9:58 (#56693)
    ( | Last Journal: 2002.02.25 17:47 )
    I know where perl programmers come from....:)
  • Kablooey

    by belg4mit (967) on 2007.08.07 17:15 (#56822)
    ( | Last Journal: 2007.06.02 11:43 )

    error: install_driver(mysql) failed: Can't locate DBD/ in @INC (@INC contains: /home/chezskud/websites/ /home/chezskud/perl/lib/perl5/i386-linux-thread-multi /home/chezskud/perl/lib/perl5 /home/chezskud/perl/lib /home/chezskud/site/perl/lib/perl5//i386-linux-thread-multi /home/chezskud/site/perl/lib/perl5/ /home/chezskud/perl/share/perl/5.8.4 /home/chezskud/perl/lib/perl/5.8.4 /home/chezskud/perl/share/perl/5.8/ /home/chezskud/perl/lib/i386-linux-thread-multi /etc/perl /usr/local/lib/perl/5.8.4 /usr/local/share/perl/5.8.4 /usr/lib/perl5 /usr/share/perl5 /usr/lib/perl/5.8 /usr/share/perl/5.8 /usr/local/lib/site_perl .) at (eval 48) line 3.

    [(eval 48):3]
    Perhaps the DBD::mysql perl module hasn't been fully installed,
    or perhaps the capitalisation of 'mysql' isn't right.
    Available drivers: CSV, DBM, ExampleP, Excel, File, Gofer, Pg, Proxy, SQLite, SQLite2, Sponge.
    at /usr/share/perl5/Ima/ line 316
    context: ...
    82: # whether they should generate a full stack trace (confess() and cluck())
    83: # or simply report the caller's package (croak() and carp()), respectively.
    84: # confess() and croak() die, carp() and cluck() warn.
    86: sub croak { die shortmess @_ }
    87: sub confess { die longmess @_ }
    88: sub carp { warn shortmess @_ }
    89: sub cluck { warn longmess @_ }
    -- Were that I say, pancakes?