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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • You are more in tune with what is happening in P5/P6 circles. What do you get out of that conversation?
    • Me? Alan's just framing what I already know. As far as Perl 6 is concerned it's orthogonal to the problem. If Perl 6 came out tomorrow we'd have the same issues. Double since Perl 6's public perception is so messed up.

      This is an issue of people and direction, not technology.
      • Yes...but given the nature of the community can we CHANGE the direction?
        • Maybe the foundation should raise some money and hire a PR company for perl5 and perl6. Do some marketing of the language, its benefits and such. It benefits all of us Perl coders.

          Also, I've been thinking that maybe the foundation should take a role in helping to develop Perl businesses (consulting companies, web apps, etc...). I'm not quite sure what type of role it should take, maybe PR is good place to start, maybe something like barcamp but for Perl folks, maybe put together angel investors and sell