Linked by the_randymon on Tue 1st Jan 2013 19:11 UTC
General Development Doesn't matter which OS you're running, somewhere in there, your system depends on Perl to get stuff done. Perl turned 25 years old on December 19th. Though venerable old version 5 remains the most popular, many have moved onto Perl 6, which intentionally broke compatibility and still isn't officially 'production ready.' I can't imagine administering a system without Perl though, so tonight I'm raising a glass of champagne in the direction of founder and creator Larry Wall.
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a Joy to code, a bummer to maintain
by benali72 on Wed 2nd Jan 2013 00:27 UTC
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Perl -- the ultimate fun for the geek coder, the ultimate nightmare for the drudge maintainer. I'd say if you have an IT project where PHP or Python will do the job, you'd be better off with them. Nevertheless, I sure have enjoyed Perl programming.

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