Perl publishing and attracting new developers

Abigail abigail at
Fri Sep 20 08:07:07 BST 2013

On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 04:57:08PM -0700, Paul Makepeace wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 4:21 PM, Peter Corlett <abuse at> wrote:
> >
> > If somebody new discovers Perl and uses it, that's great. If they don't, I'm cool with that too.
> Well if perl doesn't attract new developers, and the existing user
> base is a diminishing set, perl will eventually run out of developers.

I'm old enough not to care about that. The world runs out of me, before perl
runs out of developers..... ;-)

But if noone is using Perl anymore, then it doesn't really matter that
there's noone left to maintain perl.

> But maybe you don't care about that too, and you'll be alone in your
> shed with your aging perl binary Commodore 64... ;)


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