At least it's a well written rant. . .
Perl is my hammer, hence won't die in my world because there are oh so many nails :) All the other languages I know I use by requirement, or because Perl wouldn't be the best choice. If I'm asked to accomplish something the first language I ponder is Perl. I don't recall getting acclaim for the thousands of lines of Java or some obscure 'C' interface that I've coded, but most of my little duct tape wonders get me that, 'That's cool' result that I most enjoy about my work.
I try to picture Perl going the way of Pascal or Basic and just don't see where Perl won't retain its unique advantages in the 'niche' corners of computing -- with or without Perl 6.
Rumors of Perl's demise is greatly exaggerated, and rediculously premature.
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