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PERL is dead. Long live Perl. (catalyzed.org)
12 points by jjames on Apr 15, 2009 | hide | past | favorite | 2 comments

Perl is far from dead. All web pages on Amazon.com are perl... del.icio.us, BBC, Slashdot... but more important is it's non-web use in engineering, finance, and bioinformatics... love Catalyst!

Well, he's right. We are a perl shop, we have tens of thousands of lines of maintainable code, we love the language, but we are almost ashamed to say it.

I think the perl community did contribute to this with all the dithering about perl6. Perl6 sucked a lot of perl brains out of the language and what was the higherst profile outcome? Parrot running Python. Hurrah.

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