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Actually I never used this argument for Perl. Perl was not really used for things like big data or high performance backend applications. You can use this reasoning for C++ or C# on the other hand and it stands. Many "big data" things re in C++ and a lot of high performance projects out there.

If you want to compare nifty scripting languages than you can compare Perl with Ruby or Python. In 2008 I was happily using Ruby for most of things we used to do in Perl, a bit slower yes, but who cared and it was much more readable.




> If you want to compare nifty scripting languages than you can compare Perl with Ruby or Python.

Perhaps even compare with Perl 6 :-)




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