[u-u] Electronic signage...

arocker at Vex.Net arocker at Vex.Net
Fri Jul 15 10:38:20 EDT 2016

> Reasons:
>  - Anything interpreted and memory-managed is going to be easier
>    for you to write, and for your successors to maintain, than C

> (Perl would also be a good technical fit, but it's pretty
> trailing-edge at this point -- popularity is low and getting
> lower -- so it's not a great choice from a future-handover point
> of view.)

As a Perl vendor, Active State is hardly a disinterested party, but the
results of their latest market suvey
suggest that that meme is itself dead. Perl has become so ubiquitous that
it has become the environment, and "Fish don't notice water", so it
doesn't get the media attention that new shinies do. After a period in the
doldrums, the community's become refreshed and started renewing itself.

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