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Date: 2007-11-05 (07:27)
From: skaller <skaller@u...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] OT: Commercial Support and Programming Languages

On Sun, 2007-11-04 at 21:58 -0600, Robert Fischer wrote:

> The announcement of Perl's death has been widely exaggerated: go ask
> your local Unix admin if Perl is dead.

Perl is dead in the sense of a developing language: sure, there
are still Perl scripts around, and people use it, and maybe
Perl 6 will actually happen ..

> Python is the interesting case, because it came out after Perl, but
> still managed to gain a fairly significant following.  It's still not
> terribly widely adopted and particularly not widely adopted in
> industry, so it doesn't manage to be a counterpoint to the basic
> argument.

That's not so clear to me: at least here in Australia Python has
a small but significant commercial toehold, certainly much larger
than Perl. However PHP is now bigger and Ruby with Rails is set
to wipe both out.

John Skaller <skaller at users dot sf dot net>
Felix, successor to C++: