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It's funny. I like Python better for various reasons, but I have to admit that Perl 5 always seems to have more mature and far better-documented modules available. You use the Cheeseshop for a while (Python's central package repository) and get used to it, then go back to the CPAN and it's really noticeable how much better the Perl 5 module ecosystem is.

what are the various reasons? I like perl because it keeps out of my way until I need it. Which is a lot.

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