[San-Diego-pm] Is Perl finally dying? [was: Seen this?]

Néstor rotsen at gmail.com
Wed Jul 31 15:44:50 PDT 2013

I agree that most PERL developers are older.

I thought that the problem was a shortage of PERL jobs not a shortage of
PERL programmers.  I like PERL but one of the reason that I do not work
with it, is the lack of PERL jobs when looking for employment.

I want to see what PERL 6 brings.


On Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 1:36 PM, Juan J. Natera <naterajj at gmail.com> wrote:

> As for the graphs showing the age of Perlers based on YAPC attendance,
>> that is a very dubious proposition at best. Attending a conference costs
>> money, a lot of it. Who will pay for Joe the junior dev to attend just
>> because they could? Yeah, um. Better let's send Jack the senior dev over
>> there, maybe he'll pick up some cool idea that'd benefit the whole team,
>> and if not he'd just have a good time with the old buddies.
> Yeah, that's why Perl Monger meetings are full of youngsters, because they
> can afford local meetings. right? Except the avg age of attendees to PM
> meetings is IME closer to the YAPC numbers.
> Finding Perl developers is a problem, as will tell you anybody that is
> trying to get them.
> Juan
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