| ||Ask HN: Is Perl dead?|
54 points by sendos on Sept 3, 2010 | hide | past | web | favorite | 134 comments |
|I've been noticing that Perl doesn't get mentioned that much anymore in articles, blog posts, HN threads, etc.|
A current example is the "Who's hiring" thread which is now on HN: Most of the requirements are C/C++/Java/PHP/Python/Ruby, and almost none are for Perl.
However, this is not just about hiring. In almost anything I read, there is barely a mention of Perl anymore.
FYI, I use Perl extensively for text file parsing and processing, and I'm not familiar with Python or Ruby, but it seems that these two languages are "winning the war" against Perl (although I assume some of you may dispute that these two languages are even comparable to Perl, for a variety of reasons)
Is my general observation correct?
Will Perl 6 be able to turn things around, or is it too late?
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