Perl is dead

Ovid publiustemp-londonpm at
Thu Dec 4 11:53:41 GMT 2008

----- Original Message ----

> From: Zbigniew Lukasiak <zzbbyy at>

> Guilty of starting a similar discussion thread in the past I feel
> entitled to ask - what positive outcome would you expect from this
> thread?

Well, I started this on my use.perl blog and not here, but since it was dragged over, I thought I would chime in.

The positive outcome is hopefully spurring some people to do something about some of the issues we face and stop pretending there are issues (that so many prominent Perl programmers have to say "hey, we're still alive" should be indicative of something).  My contribution (if you'll pardon the hubris) is hopefully being well-known enough that some Perl programmers might go ahead and acknowledge that there is a problem.

Looks like there might be at least one volunteer for the "spruce things up" bit:

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