Phillip Smith

Perl: Love it, or hate it, but don't ignore it.

Call me a curmudgeon (and many do), but I just can't understand why intelligent folks make the choice to completely ignore Perl. I can understand if you don't want to use it yourself -- that's all cool -- but I wish folks would at least give it the nod it deserves.

Case in point: I was reading Simon Wilson's excellent blog post about Node.js -- an "evented I/O for V8 javascript” and was surprised that he only referenced Twisted (Python) and EventMachine (Ruby) when talking about non-blocking event-driven frameworks.

Why no mention of Perl?

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Hi, I'm Phillip Smith, a veteran digital publishing consultant, online advocacy specialist, and strategic convener. If you enjoyed reading this, find me on Twitter and I'll keep you updated.

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