in reply to Should I give up Perl?
This might sound arrogant, but do you think better than 95% of all PHP programmers is difficult?
A friend of mine once said, from his many years of experience of his colleagues in a mixed environment : "There are no PHP programmers only PHP users".
While this is for sure exaggerated, do you think in a PHP environment many would cherish your top 5% skills?
And could it be that your Perl experience helped you reaching this 5%?
To avoid misunderstandings, I'm not talking about language design, but surrounding culture.
The situation is similar in JS, while I like the language, many self proclaimed experts are only web-designers cutting and pasting code.
This is all based on my personal experience so far and might change in the future.
No flame intended!
( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)