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

Nicholas Clark nick at
Mon Aug 7 15:47:38 BST 2006

On Mon, Aug 07, 2006 at 03:41:51PM +0100, Adrian Howard wrote:

> Because:
> a) it costs money to train folk, and many companies seem keener to  
> change platform/language than spend that money.

As if changing platform doesn't cost money? Or is it that you can't directly
quantify it, therefore it can be assumed to be zero, even if it's not?

> b) the smart programmers coming straight out of university don't want  
> to learn Perl

Why don't they want to learn it? Because other technology seems new, hip and

Nicholas Clark

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