Perl outreach

Abigail abigail at
Tue Nov 27 18:15:35 GMT 2012

On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 09:25:17AM +0000, Peter Sergeant wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 9:16 AM, Mark Blackman <mark at> wrote:
> > On 27 Nov 2012, at 07:05, Peter Sergeant <pete at> wrote:
> >
> > > Great! Now, any ideas how we further Perl outreach?
> >
> > Evangelism in non-perl-specific outlets.
> I think this is the right direction.
> Perl is often cited as an exceptional glue language. Perhaps putting
> together examples of small Perl scripts that pull in different moving parts
> to do something useful or pretty?


Yeah, sure, Perl is excellent in glueing things together. Just don't show
your code with shells out with a one-liner to a Perl community member,
or else he will point out you could also pull in a dozen libraries and
write 40 lines of code and do it all in Perl.


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