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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I would tend to think that's right, but it's counter to what a lot of other people report. Is it just the way different people count?

    It would be really cool to see a Venn diagram sorta thing to see how they all overlap, but I guess that would be too many dimensions. :)

    Any chance of sharing the code? Maybe as an article for The Perl Review? :)
    • I'd say the reason Perl is to tall is because so many jobs have "this, that, the other.... and Perl".

      That's part of the reason jobs.perl.org became so popular, because on jobs.perl.org you know the jobs are PRIMARILY about Perl, not just incidentally involving it.
      • I think that's probably true, and maybe it's just been buried in all the jobs that listed Java in the same way.

        That's the tricky thing about this sort of analysis: what are you going to actualyl be doing when you get the job? There might be a Perl keyword and then they switch it up on you so you're really doing PHP . :)
        • When I was recently looking for a new job, about one in three positions I considered wanted Perl programmers because they had a massive legacy system written in Perl that they wanted to port to Java. Before I put any faith in this graph, I'd want to know about how it's determined that Perl (or any other language) is primary or secondary, and what features of the dice.com job posting makes them especially representative of the actual industry. I'd also want to know how duplicates are screened -- how does the software distinguish between ads for two different jobs and two ads for the same job, one posted by the HR contact at the company and the other posted by a recruiter?