From Ruby to Perl?

July 26, 2006

No criticism of the author intended but reading this is a little strange. Ruby itself seems (from second hand sources) about the most inspired by Perl, compared to Python and PHP. I guess there’s a generation swapover happening, Ruby being the choice of the new crowd. Perl is worth learning.
What needs saying is if happen to meet an old Perl programmer, show some respect and, better yet, listen carefully. These guys have a habit of knowing what they’re about – like really knowing what they’re doing – from the days before Universities taught Java.