[sf-perl] Stack Overflow Blog: "Why Perl is still relevant in 2022"

Shlomi Fish shlomif at shlomifish.org
Fri Jul 8 20:23:19 PDT 2022

Hi Mr. Dodger!

On Fri, 8 Jul 2022 18:13:55 -0700
Sean Dodger Cannon <el.dodgero at gmail.com> wrote:

> Honestly, it seemed to be written by an amateur from the first paragraph.
> I like the positivity in theory but it’s starting to look like denialism.
> Even the few Perl jobs out there are requiring you use “modern perl”, read:
> “load needless module overhead to make your OO code look like it isn’t
> Perl”, and treating you like an amateur if you didn’t climb onto the Moose
> “perl cosplaying as java” bandwagon.

Moose and Moo are not that bad, IMO, do not have a prohibitive overhead, and
make writing Perl OOP code easier and cleaner:


OOP predates java and Moose is very different from java's OOP:


> Otherwise, we’re pretty much stuck searching for a Rosetta Stone to figure
> out how to do super advanced shit we’ve been doing for decades, but in
> python instead because it has a marketing department.
> Oh well. Such is life, and since I don’t see being able to “use
> Tensorflow;” in the foreseeable future I guess I need to put on my big boy
> pants and make myself learn the weird, nonsense language of snakes instead.

Honestly, while I still love and use Perl 5, I also like Python 3 a lot:

* https://www.shlomifish.org/meta/FAQ/thought_you_were_a_Perl_guy.xhtml

Python is very easy to learn, and some people were able to tweak py code just
by opening an existing codebase in a text editor.

>> Dodger
> On Friday, 8 July 2022, yary <not.com at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Nice to see a positive article, even if it does start to look a little
> > amateurish after a while- comments had some valid critiques. And it's still
> > better than the nothing I've ever written for StackOverflow. Thanks for
> > pointing it out!
> >
> > -y
> >
> >
> > On Thu, Jul 7, 2022 at 11:15 PM William Michels <wjm1 at caa.columbia.edu>
> > wrote:
> >  
> >> July 6, 2022
> >> Stack Overflow Blog:
> >> "Why Perl is still relevant in 2022"
> >> https://stackoverflow.blog/2022/07/06/why-perl-is-still-relevant-in-2022/
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