the "no good Perl jobs"/"no good Perl programmers" myth

Adrian Howard adrianh at
Mon Aug 7 15:41:51 BST 2006

On 7 Aug 2006, at 14:28, Nicholas Clark wrote:
> Also, if there aren't decent Perl programmers who want to make  
> websites,
> what stops said firms from recruiting smart programmers straight  
> out of
> university (who don't yet know what they want to do) and teaching  
> them Perl?
> I assume that with Java you can recruit your junior minions pre- 
> trained.


a) it costs money to train folk, and many companies seem keener to  
change platform/language than spend that money.
b) the smart programmers coming straight out of university don't want  
to learn Perl


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