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  • See [], which reports that each month's posting count has on the average exceeded the previous month's count since 2001.

    And the jobs have gotten significantly more pay as well. And postings are going unfilled, say my friends.

    • Randal L. Schwartz
    • Stonehenge
  • Will you be at YAPC::NA next week? Let the new wave begin!
    • I'm not sure whether you're addressing Randal or me, but being a narcissist, I'll assume you're talking to me. I won't be at YAPC (the last one I went to was 2002 []). The irony is that I'm busier than ever making money with Perl, which is why I'm not heading off to the conventions. My sense of malaise is echoed by several of my programming friends, but could be entirely due to a chemical imbalance. Oh wait, Tom Cruise says there's no such thing []. Never mind.

      I should also mention I don't think people shoul

      • Narcissist - haw!

        I share your concerns.

      • Yes, and he knows the history of psychology. Nobody else does. Certainly not psychiatric professionals. Or, hell, history books.



        You are what you think.
  • The reason why perl was so successful was the speed with which you could build things in comparison to the alternatives at the time: It was more structured than shell scripting/awk/sed and much easier to use than C.

    Unfortunately it's almost as fast to build things in Java and .NET, and those languages have all the corporate backing.

    It's a shame they're no fun. We have a guy at work who is a long-time perl programmer who desperately wanted to get into .NET (for job prospects that's probably a good idea). E