These are discouraging stats to Perlistas & Pythonistas...

Mike Meyer mwm at
Wed Jan 8 17:03:32 CET 2003

genericax at (Sara) writes:

> Mike Meyer <mwm at> wrote in message news:<x7heckyeti.fsf at>...
> > "Robert Oschler" <Oschler at> writes:
> > > I can't look at anymore, too depressing.  Some appx stats:
> > > 
> > > Date    C++ jobs    Java jobs
> > > 3/2000    42000    31000
> > > 10/2003    2200    2800
> > Ok, where did you get the numbers for October 2003? Or is that 1/2003
> > or 10/2002?
> Sorry Mike this is all of the data I have. A friend emailed me this
> table in a message and that's what I got. He wanted to "rub it in"
> about how I'm "wasting my career" with Perl, PHP, and Python.

I guess your friend has a time machine. If VB can do that, maybe it's
worth a look!

> The way I look at it, if I was an artiste and everyone was working in
> fingerpaints, I'd stil rather work in oils if that was the medium I
> preferred. ASP is the fingerpaint, Perl is oils. Hope my ears survive
> this quest!

I know the feeling. I'd rather do something I enjoy - and if that
means not working with computers rather than write C++ or work on
Windows, so be it.

Mike Meyer <mwm at>
Independent WWW/Perforce/FreeBSD/Unix consultant, email for more information.

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