Perl Advocacy

Mark Knoop mark at
Mon Feb 25 08:45:24 GMT 2008

(they are in Maidenhead but I live in London and work from home some of the 

It's an interesting topic as when the company started I had a major argument 
with completely non-technical people about what we should use and they 
really wanted to use Java seemingly because it was perceived to be industry 
standard. I just managed to persuade them to let me use Perl for speed of 
development but as long as we had the option to migrate to Java later on. 
Being able to use the BBC as a 'reference' was a major help in giving them 
the confidence to let me go with Perl.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Greg McCarroll" <greg at>
To: " Perl M[ou]ngers" < at>
Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2008 6:26 PM
Subject: Re: Perl Advocacy

> On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 08:51:02AM +0000, Christopher Jones wrote:
>> You could use the Institute  logo and the UCL logo if you like
> Thanks, we've already got 6 or 7 logo's and a volunteer to maintain the 
> page,
> after I get over the the carling cup result[1], we should have a page in 
> the next few
> days and a 'manifesto'[2] that lets the world know that Perl is a language 
> that is alive
> and well in London.
> In other news I should have been ready for the diverse response, but once 
> again I'm
> surprised by just how may different companies/organisations use Perl.
> Greg
> [1] I'm a spurs fan.[3]
> [2] We need to tell companies/organisations what they are getting into by 
> saying publically
>    they use Perl. To be honest its litereally just saying they use Perl, 
> in the future it
>    might be an avenue to help them recruit people.
> [3] Did I mention we beat chelski? ;-)

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