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Yuki Kimoto
Yuki Kimoto

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Would you like to stop the article "Loved Python, Disliked Perl" from spreading all over the world?

Would you like to stop the article "Loved Python, Disliked Perl" from spreading all over the world?

I often see this type of article in Japan.

In my intuition, I feel that Silicon Valley and Seattle tastes are spread all over the world.

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Emil Perhinschi

There was a time when whatever you wanted to do there was somebody poking you with a finger and yelling "You should use Perl for that" , no matter if it fit the purpose or not. People were trying to write kernels in Perl (with some C and assembler to get it to load), rewriting Unix or GNU command line utilities in Perl, plugging in Perl in every other popular application etc. In the same time there were the LISP oldtimers that kept shaking their heads and publicly wondering where the world is going to.

Let the Pythonistas have their fun while it lasts :). They'll all end up writing accounting packages in Java and C++ anyway.

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Yuki Kimoto Author

OK.

I think they are Perl's sins.

Perl wasn't the only world.

So I'm not blaming Python, I'm aiming for a fair introduction.

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Yuki Kimoto Author

Even though I wrote a Perl article, "next read" is all python again.

I feel that an algorithm that promotes prejudice is working.

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Dan Book

You tagged your post with Python and both the title and body contain Python. I'm not sure how the algorithm would even determine that this is not a Python article. The "prejudice" is likely due to the more engaged Python community.

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Yuki Kimoto Author • Edited

When I write half of Perl and Python, I always see only python articles in "next read" from now.

As far as I read the goals of the Dev Community,

It feels like they aren't aiming to make the Python community even more prominent.