If you're worried about Perl dying away, then the Python people must be more worried than you about Python's future. I'm saying this in the context of job advertisements in Singapore. While I have occasionally seen advertisements for Perl programmers, I don't recall seeing any for Python programmers.
But the truth is Python isn't going away so neither is Perl. In fact, I read somewhere that Python is being chosen as the language for some hand-held devices.
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