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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • reinventing perl (Score:3, Informative)

    by inkdroid (3294) on 2003.11.20 10:46 (#25932) Homepage Journal
    I think you are right about the marketing thing. Simon has an interesting mini-essay [simon-cozens.org] in his blog about reinventing Perl, which your blog entry reminded me of. Perl6 is going to be great, but we need to be making Perl fit into more interesting niches...AND PUBLICIZING IT. bioperl [bioperl.org] is a great example, ORA's success stories [oreilly.com] is another. Little things like Tim Bray's ongoing [tbray.org] blog help as well. Language syntax aside, if Perl5 can run on top of Parrot with advertised speed gains, and other languages can too (Python, etc), this could be a huge thing.