Here's are some telling quotes:
- people who don't know JS write non-trivial JS apps whether we like it or not (p. 11)
And consider this humorous fake quote from p.4:
"We need you to help us organize our JQuery-based application. It's a steaming pile of unmaintainable crap..."
By now, the active core of the Perl community seems to have figured out the need to promote better practices and the Modern Perl movement actively seeks to both to teach how to write good code and change perceptions of Perl that still linger from the dot.com 90's.