Perl is not Dead, it is a Dead End

Perl is not Dead, it is a Dead End

By Stevan Little (‎stevan‎) from AmsterdamX.pm
Date: Saturday, 12 January 2013 17:00
Duration: 50 minutes
Target audience: Any
Language: English
Tags: aim_for_the_head apocolypse bald_faced_lies circus_of_profanity corpse dead dead_end half_truths innovation kicking_it_mst_style omgbbgwtfkthnxbye perl perl5 perl6 r_rated rant_and_a_half rotten rumours there_will_be_cursing wtf zombie


So I have been doing a lot of thinking lately and I have come to the conculsion that Perl actually is dead, we are all just in denial.

The reasaon we are dead is because we haven't sufficient innovation going on in the core of the language and (perhaps more importantly) within the community. We are stuck in our rapidly antiquating patterns of behavior or trapped by obstructionist personalities, both of which are killing the spirit of innovation that is vital for a language to evolve and grow.

Don't believe me, come to the talk and I will tell you all the reasons why I think this is true and we can discuss.


Attended by: Stevan Little (‎stevan‎), Chris Nehren (‎apeiron‎), Joe Kline (‎gizmo‎), Mike Friedman (‎friedo‎), John Anderson (‎genehack‎), Tomas Doran (‎t0m‎), Wendy Van Dijk (‎woolfy‎), Elizabeth Mattijsen (‎liz‎), Nick Logan (‎ugexe‎), Matthew Horsfall (‎alh‎), Reini Urban (‎rurban‎), Doran Barton (‎fozz‎), Bruce Gray (‎Util‎), Marc Mims (‎semifor‎), Jake Goldsborough (‎ducks‎),