I've programmed in Perl for over a year and I've fallen in love with it - I've some experience in Java and C++ but they don't give me the same kick (but they are useful and fun in their own ways).
in reply to Comparison between Perl and Ksh
Back to Perl, just the other day, I wrote a ten-liner to manipulate some 500 lines of text spread over a few files - deleting some part of the text and moving some other parts to the end of each line. With a one-line regular-expression, I was able to accomplish the task in less than 5 mins. It was just amazing how simple and powerful perl can be.
I also use perl to write CGIs and I like it just as much.
Allow me to quote this from Larry Wall's Perl Programming (3rd Edition, p. 4):
At every level, perl is about helping you get from here to there with
+minimum fuss and maximum enjoyment. That's why so many Perl programme
+rs go around with a silly grin on their face.