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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Off the top of my head, after discussing with Abigail and others...

    • One of Perl's more important niches now is the "one-off program tool" niche, where Perl helps sysadmins and others fix large amounts of low-profile daily annoyances and minor problems that people need adressed. Perl really shines here, but it's an invisible niche, mostly appreciated by sysadmins and other "fix-it" people.
    • Something anyone can do today (no need for centralized marketing or "great leaders",) is to find a few .pm group mates an
    • I like your comments. I made the point the other day that the perl community needs leaders. We need to vote for some leaders because all this back and forth slows progress. I'm glad many people want their voices heard, that's a good thing, but someone needs to make a decision. If its a bad decision we'll all and scream until it gets changed.

      I think having a couple of top ten lists will help

      Top 10 p5 things that suck

      Top 10 p5 things that rock

      Let's market the good things and squash the bad things.

      p5 needs a progress report like p6.
      -- Today we squashed 2 items off the suck list
      -- Our p5 army is now 10000 strong :)
      -- etc.

      hope that helps
      • Voting for leaders is a bad idea. Let the natural leaders emerge by proving themselves through act and deed.