I had the same exact feelings when reading that comments here. Thanks for
speaking up Erik!

On Mon, May 30, 2016 at 1:52 PM, Erik Romijn <e...@erik.io> wrote:

> Hello all,
>
> I don’t mean to derail the discussion on board transparency, but I
> felt I could not let these particular comments go by:
>
> >> I bet even Perl programmers have good intentions!
> >
> > They are good at hiding it.
>
> In my opinion, these comments are disrespectful and not inclusive.
>
> I know how it seems fun to poke at other languages. I personally
> have written Perl code in the past, and strongly dislike it. However,
> that doesn’t mean Perl programmers have any less worth. If we make
> it seem as if the Python community considers Perl programmers lesser
> people/programmers, we are making our community unwelcome to people
> that have made different technology choices, or even are unable to
> make different choices.
>
> I assume that these comments were meant as non-malicious jokes. But
> that made it especially important for me to draw attention to the
> effects they can have. So that we can help our community be
> inclusive to everyone :)
>
> Erik
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