Perl advocacy/Logos

Adrian Lai perl at
Tue Apr 8 10:50:31 BST 2008

On 08/04/2008, Bradley Dean <bjdean at> wrote:
> Just a quick thought - having the sentence "Perl is a dead language" as
>  part of the first thing you read on the advocacy page might give the wrong
>  impression.
>  If I'm a person/organisation thinking about using perl and come across the
>  page I might not have heard that "perl is dead" - but I have now. Given
>  that I've heard about it on a perl community page I might stop reading
>  there for a moment and go looking around for why _not_ to use perl (whereas
>  I started looking for why I _should_ use perl).

Yes - thank you. I was never particularly happy with my phrasing.
Threw it together in a bit of a rush and then couldn't think of any
vast improvements I could make.
I'll probably use your text unless there are any huge complaints...


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