Lack of Perl articles on programming.reddit.com
abw at wardley.org
Wed Jan 16 14:26:02 GMT 2008
Peter Hickman wrote:
> Mm. Your BTW is telling, do we really want to waste our time trying to
> promote Perl to the Diggnation who are, quite frankly, a bunch of jerks.
No, that would indeed be a waste of time. But most of the real jerks tend to
hang out on the main reddit page or other sub-reddits. programming.reddit.com
is by no means "clean" but there is a good cross-section of people from
many different languages (particularly from the functional programming
community). I think the cross-pollination of ideas between them is very
healthy. I just think we need to spread some more Perl pollen.
> Perhaps we could spend our time more profitably trying to get Perl
> articles on Artima.
I don't know Artima, but from first glance it looks very Java/Enterprise.
We might not be too welcome there.
> There might be better places to promote Perl to than Digg (or Reddit
Digg is a lost cause IMHO and has been for quite some time. There's still
some hope for Reddit. Not much admittedly.
My favourite programming site of the moment is http://lambda-the-ultimate.org/
The focus is on programming language research/design, with a particular bent
on FP. It's very grown up compared to Digg/Reddit, but quite possibly not as
much fun :-)
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