On May 7, 2007, at 6:23 AM, David Cantrell wrote:

On Sun, May 06, 2007 at 08:25:49PM +0100, Alex Robinson wrote:

                                      Why did the OS X loving bit of
the perl community sit by and let PyObjC become the default bridge.

Because the vast majority of perl people who moved to OS X did so
because it was Unix That Worked On A Laptop and not because it was Mac.
Too many of us still sneer at anything non-Unix.

It's not just in Mac circles either - there's a very widespread misconception that Perl is useful for system admins, web developers, and little else. One thing I find personally frustrating is the corollary, that Perl *programmers* must be admins or web devs. I find that frustrating because I'm not an admin, and while I don't mind web work, I don't want to focus on it exclusively.

So, what can be done to change that? It's basically a PR/evangelism problem, which is well outside my area of expertise. Any suggestions?


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