[Pdx-pm-list] Re: STOP: Re: Mail list fishing

Randal L. Schwartz merlyn at stonehenge.com
Tue Jul 23 21:28:35 CDT 2002

>>>>> "Austin" == Austin Schutz <tex at off.org> writes:

Austin> 	Perl's community has a very strong reputation for
Austin> being severely abrasive. That has been true in my own
Austin> experience, and doesn't seem to be true of other communities,
Austin> e.g. Python.

No other community has had to put up with 'the web' bringing in
thousands of people who think that HTML is programming, so Perl is
only slightly harder than that.

I'm not saying that excuses the Perl community.  Just giving you what
is generally agreed to be the main cause.

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