On 5 June 2013 16:45, Felipe Contreras <felipe.contre...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 7:04 PM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
> That might make sense for the shorter term, but in longer term I see
> Perl as declining in favor of other languages. It's only a matter of
> time before Ruby surpasses Perl in popularity, and soon enough new
> contributors to the Git project will have problems trying to improve
> Git because parts of it are written in a language they are not
> familiar with, and have trouble learning (isn't that already
> The Ruby vs. Python is another question altogether, I could go into
> detail about why I think Ruby is a better choice, but my point right
> now is that Perl is not a good choice for the future.
Good thing you are being objective and leaving out the Python 3.0
mess, the long legacy of backwards compatibility in the Perl
community, the active community behind it, its extensive portability
support, and fail to mention the lack of an equivalent to CPAN. We
wouldn't want facts to get in the way of a personal bias would we?
Just thought I'd push back on the FUD. People have been saying Perl is
going away for decades...
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