in reply to Are programmers getting too lazy for perl?
I don't think programmers are getting too lazy because of perl, but the
world is getting more complex. If you want to turn people towards perl,
just show them something that uses LWP, and then how to do the same in
C - if you can!!
It's also worth stating that everything C can do, perl can do also, even
bit twiddling functions, which is surprising. The only thing that goes
against perl is that it's not native, and requires a runtime.
That said, no one has ever said to me "Hey! Come and look at what I've
just done in .net!!" - there are tones of people out there showing off
10-lines of perl - if you want to turn people, just show em something
that fits on a single screen 80x25.