You can write a one-liner to do a really complex pattern extract from a file in Perl without using (or writing) a single class.
There is a Perl monastery.
You don't have to write OO if you don't want to. (mentioned another way above)
Given how easy it is to do easy and medium stuff in Perl and the number of people who use it daily, it will not be replaced by Python or anything else anytime soon.
Long live Perl!
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