perl [was: in defense of Java, again]
jason at infogenix.com
Fri Jan 27 13:08:45 MST 2006
Jonathan Ellis wrote:
> My apologies for not having a peer-reviewed study correlating experience
> with perl use. Still, that is definitely the case: experienced Perl
> developers, who experiment with other languages, tend not to stay
> with Perl. You can see this happening in both the Python and the
> Ruby communities... but you almost never see someone moving the
> other way.
> This has been a very clear pattern if you follow the respective usenet
> groups. If it's insulting to say so, so be it. Please continue
> shooting the messenger. :)
>> That's both clearly false (by evidence of many counterexamples)
> Sure, you can find exceptions for every rule... Except in your world,
> where acknowledging that is "weasely." Good luck with that whole
> black and white thing.
And this is an excellent example of what I dislike about the python
community at large. There comes a point where, like the language
itself, all the users begin channeling the ego of Guido.
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