Writing About Perl

Mark Fowler mark at twoshortplanks.com
Tue Aug 23 17:28:01 BST 2011

On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 4:21 PM, Salve J Nilsen <sjn-london.pm at pvv.org> wrote:

> I'd perhaps say that TIMTOWTDI has resulted in years of experimenting and
> trying and failing and learning, leading to a CPAN and a Perl community that
> is better and stronger than ever.

John Siracusa makes some good points along these lines in
Hypercritical (his weekly podcast with the pro-Ruby, Perl doubting,
Dan Benjamin)  Essentially all these other languages should learn from
our mistakes - we've done the years of screwing up for them!

If you're interested, the meat of the discussion happens way back in
episodes 18. as part of a series where he responds to the pro-PHP
comments made by the pro-PHP programmer Marco during his Build and
Analyse podcast (also hosted with Dan on the same network.)


I really like the debates in these podcasts because they feature a
Ruby, Perl and PHP guy actually sensibly stating their case and
presenting good, coherent arguments and eventually finding middle


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