Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th May 2010 23:17 UTC, submitted by PLan
General Development "Lately, the Perl language has had less buzz surrounding it than many other languages and development environments, but Perl is still a key component on the Internet. For this guest post, we asked Jeff Hobbs, Director of Engineering at ActiveState, to weigh in on the topic."
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don't really agree
by google_ninja on Wed 12th May 2010 12:36 UTC
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IMO, CPAN and the inertia of existing scripts is all perl really has going for it at this point. If you don't need that, you either go python or ruby for general purpose scripting nowadays. Not even making a judgement on whether thats a good or bad thing, but it really is the way things are now.

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