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Hello Wise Ones, I have a basic understanding of Perl and want to learn more. However, I've seen a lot of talk about Perl being a dead programming language and it's better to learn one of the other scripting languages? I just wanted to get an opinion from the 'horses mouth' before making a decision about investing time learning Perl. Also please don't shoot the messenger I am just asking:)! P.S I work in IT as a QA Tester my main interesting is gaining a better understanding of systems I have to test and using the right tool to allow me to do my job better whether its using Perl, Python, Ruby etc..

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