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Slides for the talk why-use-perl5 at nwe-june-2009

Why Use
Perl 5

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Matt S Trout

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But Perl's
Dying!

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Netcraft
Confirms?

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X-Powered-By

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PERL is
dying

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Mature
community

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Mature
practices

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Polyglot
programmers

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New
blood

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New
ideas

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CPAN uploads:
(very approx.)
2003 - 100/mo
2004 - 125/mo
2005 - 170/mo
2006 - 200/mo

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CPAN uploads:
(very approx.)
2006 - 200/mo
2007 - 350/mo
2008 - 750/mo
2009 - 1000?!

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Ten new CPAN
authors
per -week-

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Scalable

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Perl is
-fast-

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Perl won
Wide Finder

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Expressive

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  confess "no user"
    unless $user;

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  $user->frobnicate
    or confess "frob failed";

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Testable

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TAP is the
gold standard

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etap
pgtap

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Moose

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Perl6
Ruby
CLOS
Smalltalk
Ocaml

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MooseX::Declare

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Moose::Autobox

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Perl5: Ruby,
but with a
flexible object
system ...

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Evolving

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Devel::Declare

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  use mro 'c3';

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  no indirect;
  no autovivification;

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perl5i

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corehackers

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Fun

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YAPC*
*PW
*.pm

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Lightning
Talks

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Poetry

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Acme::

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Ubiquitous

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LSB

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local::lib

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Strawberry

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UNIX is
my IDE

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perl5 is
my VM

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CPAN is my
language

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perl5 is
awesome

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"done and
down the pub"

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Thank
You

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