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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I tried RoR for a project recently. It was not fun and not cool. I did the same project in Perl and finished it pretty quickly. Afterwards I could play with "enhancements". That was cool and fun. So YMMV on that topic.

    If I had to choose though, I have much more fun doing my Tcl projects than any other language.

  • Banging your head against a brick wall starts becoming fun when the wall starts giving way.
  • I think the questions are based on the false presumption that the various languages should compete. Instead, I think it's much more important that the languages begin to interoperate. If that comes to be, then your modern geek can program in whatever language s/he chooses and still gain the benefits of CPAN and other useful, time-saving libraries. In that regard, Parrot may someday be much more important than Perl6 or even Perl5.
    • I disagree.

      There is always going to be a certain level of competition.

      That doesn't suggest we should go crazy doing so, but if you aren't compatible with the brains of the younger programmers, then ultimately all compatibility could mean is "compatibility with legacy libraries".

      At Sydney Linux Users Group, "Perl" has become a dirtier and dirtier word.

      I'm all for language compatibility, but it's also important that we are in some sense linguistically and culturally compatible with the programmers we are tryi
  • Once upon a time, I tried to get SDL Perl to something near the level of documentation and usability of PyGame, but trying to get it to work on Win32 reliably was just Too Much Fun.

    Would having such a thing be an appropriate level of fun?

  • The same hard rock music as in the EVE link, but with audreyt using vi during a presentation. :) I remember last summer watching his (autrijus at the time) presentation streamed live to the French Perl Workshop; I couldn't get over how fast he was at using vi. Though I've been an emacs lover for a decade, I was having heretical thoughts. :)