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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • ... that nobody will take care of perl.com [perl.com] any more. For a moment, it looked like there was a revival going on, with several new articles appearing in the last two months; the update frequency had been a lot lower (one post every few months) until recently.

    I take it as a sign of the demise of Perl. Not that the enthusiasm of Perl users has diminished, but that the industry (in particular, O'Reilly, (AFAIK) the publishers of the very first Perl book ever) no longer believes in Perl.

    • It's not necessarily that O'Reilly no longer believes in Perl, but it's hard to justify maintaing a website if it doesn't generate money to pay the people maintaining it. That can be the case for all sorts of reasons other than the state of Perl. It's not a sign of anything.

      I haven't had a tough time getting Perl books published by O'Reilly, and I've been doing that at about one a year. There's arm twisting whatsoever. Indeed, I'm often pressed for the next one.