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  • Given that he has no wikipedia entry, who is he, and why should I be excited that he has a blog?
    • Randal L. Schwartz
    • Stonehenge
    • He's a guy who worked at Amazon (he moved on to a startup), tries to learn stuff, and got in the habit of expressing his opinions over wine. A lot of people like his opinions, or at least find them worth reading.

      The list of people who think they are interesting includes me, Aristotle, and Dominus.

      For the record, I find myself in agreement with his basic complaints about Perl (if not about Larry Wall). If I cared more about programming language aesthetics, I'd have left Perl long ago because of this. But
      • PS.:

        • Unless I missed something, he now works at Google, not for a startup.

        • The reason I just disregard anything he thinks about Perl is that he poisons the well by characterising those who like list flattening as Perl zombies. That crosses the line from reasonable criticism to pure partisanship, which I couldn’t care less about.

          His ad hominem attacks against Larry just seal the matter.