June 1, 2001

Turning the tides on Perl's attitude toward beginners

Author: JT Smith

From an article at Perl.com: "It seems that the very thing we want to have happen, adding number to our ranks, is the first thing we fight against when beginners
show their faces. Wielding our swords of "RTFM" and shields of "killfile" we smite the very programmers that will carry this language
into the future. I have a co-worker who is known for saying, "It's a good thing Perl is so powerful and cool, it barely makes up for the
collective, childish 'elitism' displayed by its community." Collectively, this is a sad truth."
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