Perl is dead

Denny at
Thu Dec 4 15:41:18 GMT 2008

On Thu, 2008-12-04 at 15:20 +0000, Simon Wilcox wrote:
> David Cantrell wrote:
> > And no, setting up yet another blog aggregator or yet another obscure
> > site that occasionally publishes an article, those don't count.
> > perlbuzz's existence hasn't fixed any problems.
> So fixing use.perl is what we need to do. That will only happen with 
> pudge's active involvement.
> Does anyone know if he's interested in doing this ?

If he's not, is there scope for re-allocating the sub-domain to someone
who is interested in making it a shinier representative of the Perl
community?  If is primarily Pudge's Slash test-site then
surely it should be

Or indeed, could we get a different subdomain allocated to such
a project?  For instance, would attract more readers, more
content, and more google-juice than

The number of attempts at starting a new site over the last few years
would seem to indicate the interest and enthusiasm is there for starting
over if that's what's required, but as long as those sites aren't
'official' then they're always going to fighting an uphill battle from
day one.  Are any of them good enough to be worth putting up for
consideration for a sub-domain?

Is it better to extend and improve what already exists, or to replace it
with something designed and built recently, with current requirements
and capabilities in mind?  Both approaches have their advantages and
disadvantages.  The fact that we as a community tend to look at the
former solution could be considered one of the symptoms of Perl's
'death'.  Or as one of its strengths.  :)

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