New perl features?
nick at ccl4.org
Mon Mar 18 17:00:01 GMT 2013
On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 05:00:55PM +0100, Philippe Bruhat (BooK) wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 07:00:32AM -0700, Randal L. Schwartz wrote:
> > >>>>> "Dave" == Dave Cross <dave at dave.org.uk> writes:
> > Dave> Does anyone pay for Perl articles these days? :-)
> > I got paid for one a few years back.
> > Nothing like the heyday of the 255 paid articles I wrote during the
> > dotcom boom.
> The French "GNU/Linux Magazine" (http://www.ed-diamond.com/index.php#homelm)
> would still pay us, if we managed to write articles for them. :-)
That sounds like people don't have the time sufficient to write articles.
Are there people for whom translating articles to French is easier?
> And as bonus (because we accept to get paid a little less), the articles
> are put under a CC-ND-NC license after a few months, and end up here:
> You'll need to write in French, though. And get paid in Euro.
ie, is there a viable split of the payment such that it's enough to motivate
a team of two, where one writes in English and the other translates?
(and I don't know if any of the German language publications will pay, in
which case, translating to both for near-enough simultaneous publication
might pay three people better than one publication pays two)
Please note, I'm not looking to write articles (paid or not). But I can see
that having more articles about the Perl programming language* would be a
good thing, and I'm not sure if anyone has suggested this approach before.
* Maybe the highly rigorous method behind Tiobe's index is simply to search
the various London user groups' list archives for traffic. If so, that
would explain a lot.
Perhaps someone should name a programming language Beer. To see how fast
its ranking rises.
"So it turns out there's a big overlap between people who like computer
programming and people who like beer"
(I found all 35 minutes of that keynote is worth watching.)
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