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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Comment by rain
by rain on Tue 1st Jan 2013 21:18 UTC
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I used to be heavily into perl scripting back in the day. Built a lot of web apps with it.
Then I switched to PHP about 9 years ago and haven't touched Perl since. I still preferred Perl as a language, but PHP offered much more convenience in the web development department.

I partly agree with the "write only" description. Perl will allow you to write some pretty messy code. But it's really as clean as you make it.

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