Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th May 2010 23:17 UTC, submitted by PLan
General Development "Lately, the Perl language has had less buzz surrounding it than many other languages and development environments, but Perl is still a key component on the Internet. For this guest post, we asked Jeff Hobbs, Director of Engineering at ActiveState, to weigh in on the topic."
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RE[2]: don't really agree
by WorknMan on Thu 13th May 2010 01:27 UTC in reply to "RE: don't really agree"
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Personally I can do more of what I want with a few lines of Perl than the same lines of Python or Ruby.


But the difference between Python (and probably Ruby as well) is that, after I get finished writing Python code, I can actually read it 3 months later ;) Sure, it's possible to write Perl code that isn't write-only, just as it's possible to write a Java GUI app that isn't slow, but when a language makes it extremely easy to do the wrong thing, what can you do?

As for Perl6 not being the successor to Perl5, I'm sure some of you will think me an idiot for applying some common sense here, but WHY CALL IT PERL6 IF IT ISN'T PERL5'S SUCCESSOR? If I could, I would embed an image here of Captain Picard doing the facepalm.

Edited 2010-05-13 01:30 UTC

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