New version of vim came out for windows... had x86 support -- went to look -- had support for running scripts in Lua, Ruby, Python 2 and Python 3 and no perl.
I asked if it was an error, and 1 version of perl might not be needed vs. 2 for python.
The reply I got:
It feels like Perl is not very trendy these days. Support for that man
+y languages was added because certain popular plugins are written par
+tly (or fully) in these languages rather than Vim Script. Python is p
+robably the most popular language for extending Vim right now, perhap
+s after Vim Script. Ruby goes next, then Lua. But I've never came acr
+oss a single plugin which would rely on Perl to be honest. May I ask
+why you think that Perl is so important for that Vim distribution?
I doubt benchmarks on multiple thread execution would be considered trendy. Ideas? Thoughts? Examples or counterpoints?