PLease read some of the other responses to this sort of question on PerlMonks, and this article
. To my mind, one of the strongest arguments against this "Unsuitability of the language itself for large-scale development" accusation is the large web-based businesses that chose perl over java, like Amazon, TicketMaster, parts of Yahoo, and CitySearch. The only truly large commerce site I know that makes extensive use of Java is eBay.
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