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Joseph Brenner
August 12, 2019 19:26
Re: perl6's new name?
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> If Perl had worked harder to stay in the public eye in a good way (rather
than being viewed as dieing), there wouldn't have been a perceived
need for Python.

As I remember it, there was a concerted attack on perl with Python
being held up as the-anti-perl.  There wasn't (yet) any question of
perl dieing.

My take-- which I owe a lot to Steve Yegge's peculiar writings on the
subject-- is that the computer science intelligensia were actively
offended by that upstart outsider Larry Wall was showing you could do
things differently and still come up with something useful.

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