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  • Catalyst has some builtin PAR support. []

    Reading the recent 'perl is dying/dead' threads here [on use.perl] also makes me wonder about hiring.

    They're not dead/dying but sometimes they think life stops, unless/until Perl get the best OO model, easiest deployment, best libraries and so on, and so on. They're just so demanding to their selfs.

    • If we can't improve Perl beyond fixing bugs, why is there even a p5p? When did Perl become the sound of the wall I'm beating my head against?

      • I think we can/should/will (improve Perl 5), but meanwhile we must learn to live with the shortcomings it has. No language or environment is perfect. This wouldn't be a problem, unless clueless people start to believe the FUD arising from this self criticism.

        I really wouldn't like to distract the focus from Perl 6 since it will be a great step forward for the whole world of programming, but there are success stories written all the time with Perl 5. Not seeing this and appreciating it alienates unaware peop

        • The existence of Perl 6 is no excuse not to improve Perl 5. The fact that you can declare a class in Perl 5 with the package keyword and subclass a parent with use base or pushing onto @ISA does not mean we can never add a little syntactic sugar to make that code clearer and more convenient.