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Original OSNews Interviews From Linux Voice: "Perl 6 has been 15 years in the making, and is now due to be released at the end of this year. We speak to its creator to find out what’s going on."
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RE[8]: Why perl?
by Wondercool on Wed 15th Jul 2015 21:50 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Why perl?"
Wondercool
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Sure Perl isn't a good fit for large scale application development at the moment. We don't use it as such (max is about 5000 lines, typically only a few 100 lines).

I find the libraries in CPAN in general of high quality and don't really miss that many of them weren't build in the open with lots of feedback from other people.

As you say, it is more for short and sweet scripts but with the impressive improvements in the last years in Perl 5 and now in 6 and some superb frameworks like Moose and new web frameworks like Dancer and Catalyst, I think Perl is on the up again, well at least I hope so, and maybe it will become a fine general purpose language

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