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Clutching at its Perl 6, developer community ponders language name with less baggage

Dazed and Confused

Re: Why exactly is Perl any worse than Python?

Ha, funnily the only bit of paid work I've ever had related to Pearl was to run a training class for some developers on the language. Late in the class I got chatting with them about the project and it turned out they were learning Pearl to allow them to maintain a piece of SW from a developer I knew and who was definitely in the class of programmer who you'd be happy to board the plane if he'd done the control code. I said that I'd have expected that if this guy had written the code then the documentation would also have been extremely good. The reply was "Oh the documentation is superb, it was reading that which made us realised how little we knew, so we thought we'd get you in to train us"

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