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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • ...in the past 3 years [perlmonks.com]

    Which is probably why I dropped the mic, walked away, and now make my living hacking C/C++/Python/Java. While recent numbers [presicient.com] indicate the job market may be slowly turning around, I fear Perl's climb out of the pit may be slower than its rivals.

  • You wrote a pretty provocative piece, and I'll keep an eye out for this generality. I don't track programmer language demographics, but at the company where I'm at, they're REDUCING the use of Perl. Perl is still present in a bunch of legacy stuff, and in the deep underbelly of some of our operational scripting, but Java and XML and all the "sexy new stuff" (as I like to call it) has taken over.
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    Rick (www.rickumali.com) Umali
  • Hi scrottie!

    I've been having a similar feeling about most Perl workplaces too, but didn't have the chance to put it into words yet. Naturally, this is a generalisation, and I believe there are some Perl shops out there that give their Perl hackers a wonderful treatment and conditions. It's very possible that many Perl programmers are simply intelligent enough to have found jobs using other technologies, where they are treated better.

    Google is indeed a good example. They hire Perl programmers and Python