The comments you've made about its usage do not address the comment from the article that I highlighted. It's becoming increasingly difficult to find senior engineers with a lot of Perl experience. I think it's unquestionable that there is a stronger desire in the market for Python and Ruby. Just consider Ycombinator. In my batch of 66, there were only 2 companies (mine included) which used Perl in any way. The vast majority used Python or Ruby. Does this not strike you as an important trend? This is not a rhetorical question, I mean it sincerely, since you also seem to be familiar with the language and love it too.
Correcting someone on a pedantic issue outside their main point IS considered if not an attack, then surely quite rude, in regular conversation.
Even more so when you add: "People who refer to it in all-caps instantly give themselves away as outsiders to the language" trying to expose them as some kind of wannabe poser.
What the fuck does this guy knows about the parent's history and expertise in Perl?
I thought that the rest of avar's comment was a reasoned response to the claim that perl is "fading, however slowly, into obsolescence".