Should be: Goodnight, Perl 6.
Posted Feb 11, 2013 19:12 UTC (Mon) by dskoll
In reply to: Should be: Goodnight, Perl 6.
Parent article: Chromatic: Goodnight, Parrot
And I really, really can't understand, how people (and on lwn.net most oft all) still think that removing people from project X means more people on the "more important" project Y in free software. It doesn't. Period.
OK, point taken. However, I think the Perl 6 debacle (and believe me, from outside the Perl community it really does look like a debacle) has hurt the Perl brand. So even if it hasn't hurt Perl technically, it's definitely hurt the perceptions of Perl.
I own a company whose products are largely written in Perl 5. I've given up trying to find good programmers with Perl experience; instead, I just look for good programmers and get them to learn Perl. The shrinking appeal of Perl is eventually going to start hurting us.
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