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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Looks Great! Now if we can just do something about perl.com, which appears to be mostly abandoned....
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    Waiting on the Road to Eventually, I lost my Place On Line
    • perl.com belongs to Tom Christiansen and he let's O'Reilly use it. We don't have any control over that. Maybe O'Reilly would let us do something with it, but it's potentially a valuable enough domain name that they might be loathe to do that.

      • ... it's potentially a valuable enough domain name that they might be loathe to do that.

        Given that they haven't published anything on it since May 2008 (18 months!), that it has a prominent link to "expanded Perl news coverage" (which leads to a marketing page almost as abandoned), and that the only updates it sees are blurbs from feeds which point to mostly irrelevant marketing posts which barely mention Perl (okay, one of the posts has some cringeworthy, copy and paste code), I have difficulty imagining that they receive any value from it.

        If that's not enough for you, consider that the top Google search for "download Perl" leads to Downloading the Latest Version of Perl (outdated link) [perl.com], which is almost a year out of date -- it mentions Perl 5.10.0, Perl 5.9.4, Perl 5.8.8, Perl 5.6.2, and Parrot 0.5.2 as the most recent versions in their release series.

        That's not only wrong, but it's actively harmful -- that's the only other page on the site which with any traffic. What a pity that "The source for Perl" is so misleading.