Doesn't Perl stand for Practical Extraction and Reporting Language? I could very easily be wrong though! Anyway, I will refrain from using PERL in future, to avoid straying from the subject.
In my honest opinion Perl is a great language to learn how to program and by no means least, how to be creative. Someone else in this thread mentioned something along the lines of if you know Perl, you know how to tackle problems. Creativity and knowing how to tackle problems are essential skills required for handling real-life problematic situations, no matter what language you use. So in that respect Perl is a great career move. If another language has shortcomings, find a way around it or better still, use a language more suitable for the job. That is, if you are free to choose, ofcourse!
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