[sf-perl] Hypercritical on Perl & other programming languages

Jonathan Swartz swartz at pobox.com
Mon May 16 14:04:10 PDT 2011

I really enjoyed this as well. I've been trying to articulate to myself why I stick with Perl even against popular momentum, etc. etc., and Siracusa nailed it.

On May 16, 2011, at 1:41 PM, Michael Friedman wrote:

> http://5by5.tv/hypercritical/15
> This is a great podcast episode by John Siracusa. He talked about programming languages, why they all suck, how to choose "the right one", and why he programs in Perl. It's not sugar-coated, but it's very interesting stuff. He does finally get around to "the reason to program in Perl is CPAN," but he doesn't put it front and center. 
> I have a question, though: Is he right about Perl being a testbed for language design in a way that other dynamic languages aren't? If so, I'm even more excited for the future of Perl. Testbeds live forever. :-)
> -- Mike
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