Better Perl

Jonathan Tweed jonathan at
Sun Apr 6 21:24:05 BST 2008

On 6 Apr 2008, at 19:03, Zbigniew Lukasiak wrote:

> Perl turned a bit too much elitist and both PHP and Rails show, in  
> different ways, that
> downscaling is important in getting marketshare.  The more I think
> about them I see that they are disruptive (for Perl) in the sense of
> - scorned by the
> established players for their 'cheapness' - but gaining huge
> marketshare in the low end will let them later conquer the high end as
> well.

Very true. As I was looking at some other language/framework sites  
for comparison I came across the Adobe Air site. There are links to  
documentation for people using ColdFusion, Java, .NET, PHP and Ruby.  
No Perl.

Similarly Yahoo Developer Network has subsections for Java,  
JavaScript, Flash, ColdFusion, .NET, Python, Ruby and Silverlight. No  
Perl. Nor can I find anything Perl related on the Google developer  

But enough talking. What can we do about it? Will The Perl Foundation  
pay for new sites? If not, why not?


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