Perl is Alive!
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Tue Dec 9 10:19:48 GMT 2008
Kent Fredric wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 6:42 AM, Mike Whitaker <mike at altrion.org> wrote:
>> "Marketing, marketing, marketing."
> Which in my dictionary is:
> "Bullshit, bullshit, bullshit!".
Then you need to get a better dictionary.
There is nothing wrong with marketing per se, good marketing is about
telling the truth about your product/service/language in a way that
makes it accessible to people. You want them to realise that your
solution can help them with whatever pain they have. Your passionate
about it and you want them to be passionate too.
Bad marketing is lying and yes, there's a lot of it about.
Marketing perl should be about telling the world all the great things
that can be done with perl and how we do it better than the other
Ruby is not bullshitting anyone, they're not making any unsubstantiated
claims as far as I can see. They're being passionate and showing how
they're using their language to solve real problems. Sure, we might
think that perl can do it better but we're crap at getting other people
to see it.
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