Perl outreach

Peter Sergeant pete at
Tue Nov 27 11:54:17 GMT 2012

On Tuesday, November 27, 2012, Guinevere Nell wrote:
> I don't think you can say it about any language - I mean, you *can*, but
> you'd be lying. My guess is that only 1 in 37 programmers that have both
> allocated memory in C and not had to allocate memory in Perl would choose
> to continue to allocate memory in C if they had a choice (keeping their job
> at the same pay, etc).

Fine. Sure.

Is anyone seriously suggesting Perl is competing with C for mindshare? I
doubt it. "No manual memory allocation" is not a comparative advantage over
Python or Ruby or JavaScript/Node etc.

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