Perl publishing and attracting new developers

Hakim C hakim.cassimally at
Fri Sep 20 08:10:41 BST 2013

On 20 September 2013 00:57, Paul Makepeace <paulm at> 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.

Yeah.  Programming languages live and die just like everything else.
There's nothing *wrong* as such with Perl doing the latter if it comes
to it.  But assuming we like Perl, noting that there's a problem and
looking for ways to do something about it isn't a terrible idea

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