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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • honestly, what would the publisher of most of the perl books available on the market be expected to say in response to such a question?
    • So the question then becomes: "Perl is relevent and therefore I publish books" or "I publish books hoping Perl is relevent".

      I am betting it is the former.

      • by jjohn (22) on 2005.07.08 17:34 (#41737) Homepage Journal

        Are you taking odds on that bet?

        Let's set aside Mr. O's comments for a bit and merely agree that perl is still relevant to a lot of us. It's the question [] of whether Perl can beat its competition for newbie mindshare [] that's the question. Wasn't it Mr. Ballmer who stridently urged his company to think in terms of developers, developers, developers, developers []?

        • That is an slightly different question...the question was is Perl still relevent. "Yes".
        • I don't think it can as python and php simply listened, when perl was too pleased with itself at being inscrutable and clever, and made a number of easy to install mainstream applications that people seem to enjoy using. I still use MT, but nothing about that application is simple to install. I don't really use perl much at all anymore as awk and ruby offer much less pain. Book people take gambles but, I don't know that perl book sales would make a programming language relevant. So, yes's a sucker