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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God no
by Vanders on Wed 2nd Jan 2013 00:46 UTC
Vanders
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2005-07-06

Doesn't matter which OS you're running, somewhere in there, your system depends on Perl to get stuff done.


There's not much Perl in Windows.

I also actively avoided any and all Perl in Syllable.

I've always found Perl weird. Its original goal was to be a "glue" language, but we already had that (shell scripts). So instead it's grown into this giant monolithic all-singing, all-dancing blob of CPAN modules that isn't really the least but UNIXy in any real sense.

That in turn has lead people to try and use it as a real language. The MTA written entirely in Perl from a previous jobs still makes me wretch a little bit...

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