Hacker News new | comments | show | ask | jobs | submit login

Guess it is because perl is mostly used by sysadmins, you know shell on steroids to do the job -> scripting. Other reason can be because perl is changing in details all the time, well mostly adding useful stuff. I remember, in one moment it didn't have switch statement, after one not so big update it had :-)



Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | DMCA | Apply to YC | Contact

Search: