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  • If they don't think Perl is good enough, then why won't they allow it? What are they afraid of? That it might *gasp* win?
    • I don't get it either. They did accept entries in Perl after a few people emailed them, but it was the fact that they virtually dismissed it in the first place. It really does seem like there is a growing acceptance that Perl doesn't cut it any more. To my mind it's simply the fact that Perl doesn't have a major company behind it to promote it to the wider audience. Difficult to know how to improve that, but I do get good feedback when I do LUG type events. Maybe we need to persuade old dears to donate thei

  • Perl 5.10 is proof that Perl is not an old and decaying language. And the whole history of Perl shows how professional it is (how many programming languages are so focused on portability and backward compatibility?). I mean, what is more professional than getting your job done?

    When 5.10 is released, the Perl Foundation definitely needs to also produce press releases that are not aimed at the Perl community, but at the IT industry.