[Chicago-talk] Interesting read
jason at multiply.org
Tue Feb 7 21:47:47 PST 2006
On Feb 7, 2006, at 11:41 PM, Joshua McAdams wrote:
> Hmm, if we wanted to promote
> Perl, this would be an interesting way to help do so.
or a good way to be mean to children. :)
in all earnestness, one thing that occurred to me after reading
ovid's piece and after listening to josh's interview with chad fowler
is that perl is not necessarily an end point. People that love perl
tend to have a certain skill set and a certain attitude (about
programming and problem solving). That can be good, but as a selling
point, only knowing perl is not as much of an attraction as only
knowing C++/java or having a lot of professional experience with perl
or another dynamic language, but actual work done in several.
Perl is one view of the world, despite some outward appearances. In
my experience both as a programmer and as someone who hires perl
developers, perl + @other_languages can be a kick ass combination.
$only_perl is a particular kind of thing that the market and the
field is kind of leaving behind.
ps - it is late and that was rambly. my apologies.
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