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Well Perl 6 is pretty much a completely different language and it certainly didn't exist back then. I guess you could still be using Perl 5.x but iirc modern day projects use things like Moose which is relatively new too.

IME when talking about "Perl", most people consider that to be Perl5 and not Perl 6. Giving that Perl 6 can be and often is considered a different language.

But yeah, I agree with you about Moose. But I also stand by my opinion that Perl changed muss less than C++ or Java in that time period.

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