BCS: Geeks, Gizmos & Gadgets Christmas Show n'Tell

Nigel Hamilton nigel at turbo10.com
Fri Dec 5 14:49:46 GMT 2008

2008/12/5 David Cantrell <david at cantrell.org.uk>

> On Fri, Dec 05, 2008 at 09:52:34AM +0000, Nigel Hamilton wrote:
> > p.s. you could also set up a Perl Specialist Group within the BCS -
> >           http://www.bcs.org/server.php?show=conWebDoc.1197
> A perl SIG seems very echo chambery.  A dynamic languages group would be
> more likely to work, I would think.  Partly because it would attract
> people who aren't already perl-heads, but it might also attract those of
> us who are *already* perl-heads, as it would be somewhere that we could
> learn new Stuff (eg from the python folks).  I would be extremely
> unlikely to pay any attention to a specalist perl group, because I don't
> think there's anything I could learn from it that I can't already learn
> from the places that I already do perly things.
> --

All very good points. I'm surprised the BCS doesn't have a dynamic languages
group already. I think there is a big gap in the market here and one that is
only going to get bigger. A dynamic languages forum could reach out to Ruby,
Python etc with lots of good ideas flowing in between.


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