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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Interesting conversation. Regarding Perl not being on anyone's Web 2.0 radar, I could have sworn Yahoo Pipes used Perl heavily. Not sure how popular Pipes is these days but it did create some measure of Web 2.0 buzz when it came out. Odd that it's never mentioned whenever Perl's lack of Web 2.0 presence is brought up.
    • Odd that it's never mentioned whenever Perl's lack of Web 2.0 presence is brought up.


      That's EXACTLY the (a?) problem. Companies don't trumpet "we wrote this new produced in Perl!" Bill Odom laments this all the time. Why is a bit of a chicken/egg problem. They have no incentive to trumpet Perl because Perl isn't sexy and won't win them any points or want great programmers to work for them. This makes Perl even less visible which makes it even less sexy which gives them even less incentive...

      Perception-wise it doesn't matter how much cool shit is written in Perl if nobody knows about it. There's huge companies writing huge amounts of critical software in Perl out there and they don't tell anyone. Rafael was just bitching on #p5p the other day that Nvidia uses lots of Perl and hasn't told anyone. We only found out because a subtle bug in File::Path caused them problems.